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: works on paper
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 figurativ...
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 sto...