June 2nd - July 25th, 2014
Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s current work questions cultural specificity by intersecting extravagant and decadent 17th-and 18th-century imagery (chandeliers, mirror frames, velvet curtains, etc.) together with exuberant tropical landscapes. By subordinating the contradictory into a delicate and imaginative order, he explores the meaning of place and belonging as a Latino artist living in the United States. The artist earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in affiliation with Tufts University in Medford, MA. He has received numerous awards and honors including residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and the Art-Omi Artist Residency in Ghent, NY. Fuenmayor has shown his work internationally at venues such as Dot Fifty One Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Dolby-Chadwick Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Galeria Pluma (Bogota, Colombia) and Miller Block Gallery (Boston, MA).