Miami Wynwood Arts District Visual Arts

Mauricio Gonzalez Speed of Life Opening Reception at Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Mauricio Gonzalez Speed of Life Opening Reception at Fredric Snitzer GalleryTuesday, January 10, 6-9pm – Fredric Snitzer Gallery, 2247 NW 1st Place, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Fredric Snitzer Gallery is pleased to announce Speed of Life, the first solo exhibition for gallery artist Mauricio Gonzalez. The exhibition will run from January 10 – February 4, 2012, and an opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Tuesday January 10th, from 6-9pm. Speed of Life explores the harshness of contemporary society, which leaves little room to fully assimilate and comprehend the jarring events we encounter daily. Vacillating from insecurity, to anxiety, to ecstasy, we experience extreme emotions that often drive us into living lives of both wild– and, as Thoreau stated–“quiet desperation”. Mauricio Gonzalez’s work is a spontaneous response and representation of this chaotic, unpredictable, and precarious modern world. Using found materials, rudimentary methods of construction, and raw imagery, he creates sculptures whose discord, harshness, and even violence defy fixity or repose while they simultaneously tease us with the possibility of a tentative balance and the harmony for which we all yearn.