Schmucker Hall
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Ronald Gonzalez

January 28 - March 11, 2011
Gallery talk: January 28, 2011, 4 pm
Opening reception: January 28, 2011, 5 to 7 pm


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shoes, a fencing mask, an accordion, a bicycle seat, a toaster and helmets, among other various found parts and outdated detritus are combined to evoke the heads and torsos of human-like forms.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.

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

Gonzalez received his BA from the State University of New York in 1982 where he currently teaches as Professor of Sculpture since 1999.  He has also taught as an Artist in Residence at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC as well as residencies at YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, John Michael Kohler Art Center.  He has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship, NYSCA and NYFA. 

Juried Student Exhibition

March 31 - April 16, 2011
Gallery talk and Awards: March 31, 2011, noon
Opening reception: March 31, 2011, 5 to 7 pm
Juror:  Jackie Milad
Project Space Exhibition:  Jackie Milad: Portraits Project
March 31- April 16, 2011


Outstanding work produced by students enrolled in studio courses at Gettysburg College during the 2010-11 academic year will be selected by juror Jackie Milad.  Jackie Milad is an artist who works with drawing, performance art and installation, and often creates projects that brings these disciplines together.  She has exhibited internationally and nationally in such places such as The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Gallery 32 as part of the London Biennale, Delaware Center of Contemporary Art in Wilmington, Museum of Fine Arts in Mazatlan, Mexico and Galeria del Jovenes in Culiacan, Mexico.

Jackie Milad: Portraits Project Jackie Milad, Portraits Project, 2009-10, digital prints 18" x18" 

In 2005 she earned her MFA from Towson University in Maryland, and in 2000 she received her BFA from Tufts University and the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Massachusetts. In 1998, Ms. Milad studied painting at the Studio Arts Center International in Florence Italy. She is currently Program Coordinator and Curator for the Stamp Gallery at University of Maryland, College Park. In the winter of 2007-08, Ms. Milad completed a research residency in northwest Mexico where she researched and recorded local men's whistling habits. In 2010 Milad was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Also on exhibit in Schmucker Art Gallery will be Milad's Portraits Project, a series of drawings and photographs that explore our comprehension of facial expressions and body language.

Call for Entries

Senior Art Majors Exhibition

April 27 - May 22, 2011
Opening reception: April 27, 2011, 5 to 7 pm
Gallery talk: May 5, 2011

In their capstone projects, senior studio art majors demonstrate originality and a thorough understanding of aesthetic principles in their paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media works.


Student Exhibition

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