On view at Jason Andrews' beautiful; Norte Maar, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
March 10 - April 29, 2012
|“totter,” 2011, spray paint on canvas, 62 x 50 inches. |
"totter" installed at Norte Maar - wall painting by Tamara Gonzales.
Tamara Gonzales was born in Madera, CA and has been living and working in Brooklyn since 1994. Her new paintings spring to the optical extreme through her unique process of spray painting through found lace tablecloths, doilies, and curtains. Vibrant and witty, layered and textured, the artist combines large gesture with tight pattern to create compositions that at once mimic the grand heroic gestures of the postwar painters, while capturing all-over free spirit found in the graffiti that appears daily on the streets near her Bushwick studio. Inspirations are drawn from eclectic sources: Baroque churches, pagan rituals of the Day of the Dead, rose windows, textiles from an open market in India. Her work is not without subtlety, as there are moments where the artist stops time, opens the frame, expands space and makes room for a meditative practice. (excerpted from the Norte Maar press release)
|Untitled, 2011, spray paint on canvas, 48 x 36 inches|
|“my window last nite,” 2011, spray paint on canvas, 36 x 30 inches|
|“drifting at sea,” 2011, spray paint on canvas, 62 x 50 inches|
from Tamara Gonzales' studio this afternoon....mixing up the old and the new....and Bear.
|I want this one.|
|mixing it up....old and new.|