EXHIBITIONS & OTHER UPDATES

CURRENT & COMING UP

February - 2019 - Effort Economy | Blue Star Contemporary 
May 2019 - Raul Gonzalez : Front, Back, And Side to Side, Artpace Main Space Gallery
September 2019 - Solo Show: TBA: | Houston Community College Northeast Gallery (Northline Art Gallery)
February 2020 - Solo Show: TBA | Dockspace Gallery
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RECENT SHOWS

November 9, 2018 | ARTBASH | Art Alliance Austin | Native Hostel

September 27 - November 18, 2018 | SPECTRUM: Exploring Gender Identity
MCLA Gallery 51 | North Adams, Massachusetts


October 13, 2018 | 15th Annual Chalk It Up | Artpace


Young Latino Artists 23: Beyond Walls,
Between Gates, Under Bridges
Guest Curated by Gilberto Rocha
June 15 – August 26, 2018
Mexic-Arte Museum


Raul Gonzalez | All About That Werk
Forum 6 Contemporary | July 14 - August 11, 2018
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All About That Werk | Forum 6 Contemporary | July 14 - August 11, 2018

Raul Gonzalez | All About That Werk
July 14 - August 11, 2018

Forum 6 Contemporary
1824 Spring Street, Suite 227 | Houston, TX
2nd Floor of Spring Street Studios Bldg. 

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All About That Werk is Raul’s first solo show in Houston since 2013. It features work that has been shown recently in San Antonio, Austin, Oklahoma, and Ohio as well as new work created for this space. Those who are familiar with Raul’s work will notice that while his materials and delivery may have changed, the themes present in his work—family, work, music, construction, abstraction—remain unchanged.

The exhibition reflects the artist’s identity as a stay-at-home parent to two young daughters and his effort to break down social and cultural stereotypes.  Through the combination of mixed-media paintings, drawings and prints, Raul offers a personal look into his day-to-day life as a working artist and father. This series includes highly rendered drawing-painting combinations on concrete fragments and other work site materials where construction scene imagery is combined with color and abstraction.
Many of his drawings were create during a two-week studio residency at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts earlier this year.

In addition to his self-narrative work, Raul explores the same subjects through color, mark-making, and form in several abstract paintings included within the exhibition. Raul describes his abstract paintings as the “galaxies” where all his ideas and emotions can be expressed beyond the literal depiction in his other work.

Feelin' Like A Champ | Revenant Gallery | April 6 - May 5, 2018



Feelin' Like A Champ
Revenant Gallery
1913 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX
April 6 - May 5, 2018

Closing Reception:
Saturday, May 5 | 5pm - 8pm

For his first solo exhibition at Revenant Gallery, multi-dimensional artist, Raul Gonzalez will transform the space into an immersive, energetic, and colorful installation, combining elements of mixed media abstract painting, video and live performances, and stencil-drawing prints.

In FEELIN’ LIKE A CHAMP, Raul Gonzalez has fun with exploring levels of achievement, drive, and winning. Raul plays with subjects such as sports, dance, mantras, and environment. Raul reflects on the Houston Astros winning their first World Series Championship, his recent 2-week studio residency at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and now becoming a Featured Artist on Whataburger.com. 

The exhibition will include Raul’s cardboard panel and duct tape installations accompanied by video performances. In addition to the exhibition and in collaboration with Revenant Gallery, Raul has created a limited-edition Fiesta Medal, which combines color and design elements of the Astros, Spurs, and Whataburger with the mantra “Werk Hustle Sleep Repeat”. 




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DOING WORK | DOING WERK (grayDUCK Gallery & Freight Gallery)

grayDUCK Gallery
DOING WORK
Exhibition Dates: November 4 – December 3, 2017
2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Austin, TX 78702

Saturday, November 4: 7:30pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, December 3, 2pm


DOING WORK Opening Night Performance at grayDUCK Gallery | Austin, TX
Image courtesy the gallery
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One way to resist racism and stereotyping is to give people an alternative viewpoint. DOING WORK is a presentation of two bodies of paintings and drawings that were created to help shift public perception of working class immigrants and the role of stay-at-home fathers.
First, a series of detailed mixed-media drawings on painted concrete fragments and other construction site objects reflect sentiments of the working class, immigrants and current events. Individuals are often underpaid, under privileged and over worked because of their immigration status or ethnicity. This is my way of paying respect to those who build and otherwise improve our cities.

The second series consists of drawing-painting combinations that share my experiences being an artist and full-time dad to two daughters. Fathers are far too often portrayed as clueless parents and nurturers. I want to show what being a dad is like for me. I take the time to make sure our daughters are raised and mentored in a way that builds their character and confidence.
Now that I am a parent, my artwork gives me a better understanding of my parents. My mom, who passed away two and half years ago, was a stay-at-home-mother and babysitter for most of her life. My dad, who is 62, still works construction 40-48 hours a week and puts in overtime at various weekend jobs so he can send money to family back in Mexico. Some people learn about culture, traditions or languages from their parents. I mostly learned about work.
The exhibition will include three dance performances that embody both the narrative and emotional expression that I cannot capture within the drawings and paintings. The dances blend ideas of abstract expressionism with pop culture, electronic dance music and werkin it.
Doing Work/Doing Werk are 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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I was asked to perform a version of "Andy Warhol Eats a Hamburger".

Filmmaker by Jorgen Leth made a film called 66 scenes from America.  One of those scenes was of Andy Warhol eating a burger.  At the end of the video, the caption
reads "Burger, New York".  From what I gather, Warhol agreed to be part of the film because he believed everyone who eats fast food is enjoying the same thing.  It doesn't matter whether you're a Hollywood actor, a homeless person, or a middle school kid, a burger from McDonald's or Burger King is exactly the same for each person.

After considering several ideas, I knew I had to include two things to personalize the performance.  Those two things were parenting and tacos.