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Wayne Gonzales

American, b. 1957

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Wayne Gonzales

American, b. 1957

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Painter Wayne Gonzales “cracks open images we think we already know and injects them with subversive sensuality and doubt,” wrote Steel Stillman in Art in America. Culling online images as source material, Gonzales amassed a collection of assassination-related images, which culminated in a 2001 Andy Warhol-style laserprint series on the investigation of JFK’s assassination. Free-association often leads viewers to connect even Gonzales’ less contextualized work to real-life events, a testament to his knack for tapping into the American zeitgeist. For instance, his 2008 paintings of faceless crowds, though often sourced from sporting events, conjure associations with alienation, anonymity, and even war protest.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Prospect New Orleans
Biography

Painter Wayne Gonzales “cracks open images we think we already know and injects them with subversive sensuality and doubt,” wrote Steel Stillman in Art in America. Culling online images as source material, Gonzales amassed a collection of assassination-related images, which culminated in a 2001 Andy Warhol-style laserprint series on the investigation of JFK’s assassination. Free-association often leads viewers to connect even Gonzales’ less contextualized work to real-life events, a testament to his knack for tapping into the American zeitgeist. For instance, his 2008 paintings of faceless crowds, though often sourced from sporting events, conjure associations with alienation, anonymity, and even war protest.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Prospect New Orleans
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