Spring 2011

Schmucker Art Gallery

Ronald Gonzalez, Night Hunter,2009-10,
manipulated found objects, wax, paint, carbon, wire over welded steel,
approximately 65" x 14" x 14"

Main Gallery
January 28 - March 11, 2011
Reception:


In Ronald Gonzalez's latest series of sculptures, old leather satchels, small antiquated appliances, dulled tools, bicycle handles, shoes, a fencing mask, an accordion, a bicycle seat, a toaster and helmets, among other various found parts and outdated detritus are combined to evoke the heads and torsos of human-like forms. While some objects are manipulated, others are left intact, as Gonzalez creates paradoxically human and strangely inanimate assemblages.

Born in Binghamton, NY where he continues to live and work, sculptor Ronald Gonzalez creates elegiac sculptures and installations that are embodiments of death and loss infused with psychic energy, grotesque narrative and witty pathos.