Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo

December 15 - March 14, 2009



"The Dream Series - Dream in Blue" (detail), Ultrachrome pigment on paper, 18 x 28 inches


Whether working digitally or hand-stitching cut fragments to construct his sumptuous, unstretched canvas wall hangings Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo amasses his imagery, layer by layer, from influences as diverse as pop-culture, to Latin jazz, to his own personal history. Marked by bold gestures and often populated by figures whose motives (not to mention actual human status) one can't help but to suspect, Gonzalez-Quevedo's work is notable in that its overall, almost counter-intuitive effect is to create a sense of emotional intimacy. Whether we are catching a glimpse of the artist’s internal dialog or being treated to a view of our own past-present-future is unclear. Says Gonzalez-Quevedo about his work, “…the work is also open ended; I invite the viewer to bring their own associations to the narratives and contradictions I have created.”

The exhibition features over 40 works by Gonzalez-Quevedo, providing a survey of the artist's past 8 years of work.

Gonzalez-Quevedo is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York where in addition to earning a Fine Arts degree he also obtained degrees in both Art Therapy and Art Education. Born in Havana, Cuba Gonzalez-Quevedo currently lives and works in the Miami area. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions both in New York and throughout Florida and his work has been reviewed in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Diario Las Americas, and The New Times. Additionally, he was a featured artist in Casa & Estilo Internacional Magazine (Octubre/Noviembre 2001), his work was selected for inclusion in the catalog for Fan Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan (1996) and he illustrated the book Frases de El Procaz Euardo by Eduardo B. Ferrer (1999).  Gonzalez-Quevedo is represented by Diaspora Vibe Gallery, www.diasporavibe.net.




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