Wayne Gonzales

15 March 2019 - 13 April 2019

Private View: Thursday 14 March, 6-8pm

Wayne Gonzales' fifth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery comprises paintings that interrogate American history. Produced between 2015 and 2019, all of the works in the exhibition share an inherent ‘American-ness' in terms of subject matter and sensibility. Drawing on source material from his own photographs, and those by iconic modernists including Walker Evans and Charles Sheeler, Gonzales' meticulously crosshatched paintings critically examine the contemporary American landscape.

Wayne Gonzales

25 November 2015 - 30 January 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a new body of work by American painter Wayne Gonzales. The artist's fourth show at the gallery comprises paintings, etchings and works on paper and heralds a new direction in the artist's painterly style. Taking Walker Evans as a starting point and using a highly expressive method of crosshatching, Gonzales distils a range of distinctly American source imagery in his exploration of the relationships between photography, history and memory. 

Wayne Gonzales: Works on paper

1 September 2012 - 29 September 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of works on paper by American painter Wayne Gonzales. This is the first time that the artist's unique gouaches have been the focus of a show in London and offers unparalleled new insights into Gonzales' practice. Conceived as finished works, they explore the artist's trademark language working across the spectrum of the figurative and the abstract.

Wayne Gonzales

12 March 2010 - 17 April 2010
Returning to the gallery for his second solo exhibition, Gonzales presents an innovative group of new paintings composed of both abstract and figurative work. Contemplative, evocative and mysterious, the work uses a rigorous formal structure to mine the processes of painting and perception. With this new body of work the artist draws parallels between the figurative and the abstract and suggests that the distinction may not be so fixed and rigid. Rather, the artist proposes two manifestations of the same reality, two parts of the same, larger whole.

Wayne Gonzales

1 February 2008 - 1 March 2008
The Pentagon from an aerial perspective and the White House pictured from its famed lawn are images so familiar in today's culture that they themselves have become synonymous with American federal bureaucracy and power. Like the media industry which proliferates these images, Wayne Gonzales's recent work is informed both by the saturation and anonymity of stock photography and its processes. His paintings are simultaneously hand-rendered and machine-like reproductions of sites and locations that are engrained in the heart of the American social landscape.