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.”


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