whitehot | January 2012, Mauricio Gonzalez @ Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Mauricio Gonzalez: Speed of Life
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
January 10 through February 4, 2012
Miami’s visual culture is a thinly mediated version of the surrounding landscape, which ranges from the humid to the apocalyptic, depending on the view. At the behest of real estate developers and the hands of troupes of street artists, Wynwood has been afflicted by a histamine scourge of graffiti murals. Inside the galleries, things aren't that different. The objet trouvé, more often than not a crack pipe or a bit of flotsam from the housing bust, holds court. Trash has been hot for a while now....
Mauricio Gonzalez: New Sculpture
Mauricio Gonzalez’s sculpture is a complete aesthetic response to the state and condition of Florida. By creating his pieces, which are both bodies and sites, out of the physical detritus of the housing crisis, Gonzalez inserts his practice between Modernist social planning and the attempted revival of subjective humanism....