|Drummers - ballpoint pen and marker on paper, 11" x 14", 2012|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Farewell Show
Houston, June 26, 2012: Beginning Friday, August 10th, 2012; Jack Meier Gallery will host a Solo Exhibition of work by Raul Gonzalez, titled “The Farewell Show”. The exhibition will run August 10th through August 15th.
Over the past several years, Raul Gonzalez has combined figurative painting and drawing with abstraction and collage. His works are based off photographs taken around the city of Houston.
His work combines both forms of Pop Art, deconstruction and contemporary realism with a distinct attention to detail.
This will be Raul Gonzalez’s last local exhibition before his move to San Antonio, where the Houston native will begin his pursuit of a Masters of Fine Arts degree.
"Every aspect of my life becomes part of my artwork. Whether its personal issues at home, family matters, changes in urban landscapes, photos I've taken while driving around the city, or spending time with another working artist. Everything I encounter has an effect on my life and my art. The more I learn, the more I want to share through my artwork. There's no sense in limiting information.” - Raul Gonzalez
What: The Farewell Show
When: Opening Night: Friday, August 10th | 6:30 -8:30pm
Show runs from August 10th – August 15th
Where: Jack Meier Gallery | 2310 Bissonnet St./ Houston, TX 77005
More Info: contact Raul Gonzalez at RRGBuzz@gmail.com, 713-594-2735
or Michael Chmiel at firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-526-2983
About Featured Artist:
Raul Gonzalez was born and raised in Houston, TX. Following high school, Raul Gonzalez studies studio and graphic art at Washington University in St. Louis for two years. Due to various reasons, he returned back to Houston and began working in all sorts of fields. Raul returned back to school part-time in 2003 and eventually transferred to the University of Houston in 2007. In 2010, Raul Gonzalez graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
Raul Gonzalez is a founder of the artist collective, The Montrose Art Society and has been the organization’s Director of Public Relations for 2 years. He has shown work at Lawndale Art Center, Fresh Arts/Spacetaker ARC Gallery, Warhous Visual Studios, John Palmer Gallery, Northline Art Gallery, Talento Binligue de Houston, Art League Houston and Caroline Collective. Raul has also been part of group show’s in Columbus, TX, San Antonio, TX, Kalamazoo, MI and Los Angeles, CA.