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From the artist~ My large narrative paintings on translucent polyester film reflect on current events using myth, religion, and humor. In these paintings I am exploring concepts of a contemporary utopian ideal and it’s opposition- a place where paradise and the apocalypse meet. I borrow iconography from Renaissance masters, comic books, and religious illustrations.
I am a self-taught painter, developing my style through a process of exploration with materials and content that is both intuitive and ties to my background as craftsperson and theatre designer of puppets and masks. The medias I use – India ink, grease pencil, printing, acrylic and spray paint- are suspended on the transparent film allowing the wall to be visible behind the painting, breaking the metaphor of a painting as a window into another dimension.
My newest multi media paintings have been created in response to the recent tsunami in Japan. The imagery was created by using a mash up of flood images juxtaposed with renaissance masterpieces and 18th century etchings of whaling- one of the first super fuels.
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Snakes, a Big Apple and the Garden (of Eden) State
Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm
Join us for a multimedia tour of the decadence and divinity of two New Jersey Utopian communities founded in the 19th century: one for pleasure, the other for purity.
Edith Gonzalez presents two faces of the utopian mind of the 19th century: Ocean Grove, which remains to this day a “religious resort”, while Asbury Park, a secular pleasure zone, has faced more worldly ups and downs. Since their respective founding side by side on the NJ coast, these two communities have been engaged in a dynamic dialogue of morality.
Edith Gonzalez is an historical anthropologist specializing in nineteenth-century systems of power, and a native New Yorker with a deep and abiding love for New Jersey.
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Fruit and Babies
Meet the artist Thursday, May 12 @ 7:00
This series of paintings is inspired by the rich food culture of New Orleans and south Louisiana where I grew up. The plastic babies I depict are known as ‘King Cake Babies.’ They are placed inside King Cakes, a cinnamon filled pastry-like cake eaten during Mardi Gras season. Tradition has it that whoever gets the baby throws the next party. Growing up, we kids made a game of finding the baby in the cake. more…
Location: Dizzys, 511 9th Street, Brooklyn
Meet the Artist: Thursday, May 12 at 7:00
Show Dates: April 3 – August 6, 2011