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Ronald Mario Gonzalez is a contemporary sculptor, assemblage and installation artist known for generating bodies of work that explore the intersession between found objects and figuration. At the core of the artist's practice is the complex fusion of time worn materials that blend personal memories and histories into proliferations of hybrids heads and figures articulated by personal symbolism and psychological complexity. His ongoing investigation into the nature of physical objects and their materiality emphasize the disturbing overtones of found objects and detritus materials as a metaphysical grounding for our human condition. Since the mid-seventies the artist has created elegiac sculptures and installations that are embodiments of mortality, memory, and survival combining elements of both assemblage and bricolage, remaking dated leftovers at hand in a process of dissolution and renewal. Always working in anthropomorphized serial form, Gonzalez features permutations of materials, scale color, and texture giving degraded materials human status and presence through improvisation and craft. Gonzalez’s sculpture is mournful, confrontational, and estranged. His restless investigation of animating materials has produced an art with archaic, apocalyptic, and quasi-alien distressed elements that permeates his work
His work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D C. De Cordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA. The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS. Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MI. Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, NY. Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, LA. Allan Stone Gallery, NY. Salina Art Center, KS. Jonathan Levine Projects, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ. Intar Gallery, NY. Anthony Brunelli Gallery, Binghamton, NY, The Hudson Walker Gallery of Art, Provincetown, MA. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY, SOFA Art Fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC. Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN. Atlanta College of Art, GA. Gallery 24, Berlin, Cavin Morris Gallery, NY, Alternative Museum, NY. V23 Gallery, London UK, Institute Cultural Peruano Norte Americano, Lima, Peru. Capro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, California, Art Omi, Ghent, N.Y. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Toon Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Muse De Arte Modern, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Galerie Protégé, NY Galerija SULUJ, Belgrade, Serbia, Menier Gallery, London UK, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, Gimpo-Si, Gyeonggi- do, South Korea, Art Basel Scope, Miami, Fl., Space Millepiani, Rome, Italy, Littlepedia, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angles, Ca. Art in Embassies, Benin, Africa, Guerrilla Zoo, Newspeak House, London UK, George Billis Gallery, NY. Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Art. Bridgehampton, NY. Superchief Gallery, NY. Ovalo Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.