SHOWS & NEWS

Group Exhibitions

Crossing Borders
Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
1704 Blanco Rd. Ste. 104 | San Antonio, TX
June 9 - June 30


Current & Upcoming Solo Exhibitions:

Pure Energy
Presa House Gallery
725 South Presa St | San Antonio, TX
June 2 - June 30
Opening Reception: June 9, 6 -11pm
Official Dance Party: Saturday June 17, 3-11pm


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Can You Feel That?
Miami University - Ohio
Robert E. + Martha Hull Lee Gallery
607 Maple St, Oxford, OH 45056
September 6 - October 10
Visiting Artist: September 20 - September 22
Artist Lecture: September 21, 5:30 pm - 7:05 pm

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Doing Work
grayDUCK Gallery
2213 East Cesar Chavez | Austin, TX
November 3 - December 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday December 4

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Doing Werk
Freight Gallery
1913 South Flores St | San Antonio, TX
December 9, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Satuday December 9

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Doing Work is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, and Southwest Airlines through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts."


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The Tangled Intersection of Art-Making and Care-Taking

The Tangled Intersection of Art-Making and Care-Taking, an artist discussion panel where five South Texas Artist/Mothers and myself will answer questions about our artistic process, recent work, and the uneasy balance of contemporary parenting and art-making


Moderated by Jenny Browne, San Antonio Poet Laureate, the panel discussion will include five Artist/Mothers from the recent The MotherHouse show, Brenda L Burmeister, Julia Barbosa Landois, Emily Fleisher, Yuliana Lanina, and Amber Ortega-Perez, with special guest Artist/Father Raúl Gónzalez.



MotherHouse Parent-Artist Panel Discussion from Raul Gonzalez on Vimeo.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Plaza de Armes - San Antonio, TX

Password: motherhouse

PURE ENERGY | PRESA HOUSE GALLERY | June 2 - June 30


PURE ENERGY
JUNE 2 - JUNE 30

PRESA HOUSE GALLERY
725 S. PRESA ST, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78210
PERFORMANCE: TAKE OVER THE DANCE FLOOR (6-11PM)

In Pure Energy, Raul Gonzalez showcases abstract sculptural paintings on canvas that combine playful mark-making with bright fields of color and frenetic energy. These works reflect the emotional range he experiences as a father, husband, and as someone who has recently lost loved ones. Each painting has been handled with love and a bit of wear and tear, much like the artist, who has spent the past seven months rehabilitating his left knee after having surgery to repair his ACL for the second time.  
While the paintings are often influenced by a range of emotions, Gonzalez's ultimate goal is to retrieve and deliver a sense of joy and positive energy through each work. 

Additionally, Raul will create a large-scale installation, Take Over the Dance Floor, which will turn Presa House into an energetic dance floor. Gallery floors and walls will be covered with playful cardboard-duct tape paintings while Raul takes on the role of Mr. Playlist – his “DJ” alter ego. Think Saturday Night Fever meets The Get Down inside an abstract painting. 

“I want to create an environment where everyone can come together and dance for a few hours, eliminating the separation between artist and observer so that we can feed off each other's energy. Hopefully everyone can take energy back out into the city and keep it going.”


Image:
Details from works in exhibition:
Top: (Crop) of "A Mountain With No Ending"
Bottom: (Crop) of Dance Floor Installation