Wayne Gonzales Exhibition

Paula Cooper Gallery "529 W 21st St."

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In the selected works, Gonzales considers the politics of real estate, presenting paintings of exclusive locations such as tropical resorts, expensive restaurants and luxury condominiums. The canvases, based on found images from the Internet, suggest opulent lifestyles and leisure, but the spaces they depict are devoid of any human presence, appearing as eerie props, or empty shells for the spectacle of affluence. The palette of greens veers sharply from the soothing quality traditionally attached to this color in popular psychology. Rather, the works read like landscapes bathed in a toxic light. Collectively, the paintings function like a critical lens on contemporary representations of wealth, status, and desire.



from June 21, 2010 to July 30, 2010


Wayne Gonzales

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