On Saturday at 2:30, please join me at the Mid-Manhattan Library for a lively conversation with painter Tamara Gonzales about blogging, zines, artists books, and Gonzales’s fantastic (as in fairies and unicorms!) PINKPURPLE Tumblr site. Organized by Arezoo Moseni, the event is being held in conjunction with a site-specific installation (picture above) Gonzales recently created for the library’s “Art in the Windows” series. Titled “Play Button,” the exhibition also features a collection of artists’ books and zines by Brian Belott, Pam Butler, Maggie Lee, Craig Olson, and Elisa Soliven.
From the press release:
Tamara Gonzales pushes paint to the optical extreme with her unique process of spray painting through found lace, tablecloths, doilies, and curtains. Vibrant and witty, layered and textured, she 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. Gonzales studied at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her work has been exhibited at many venues including Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Martos Gallery, New York; Norte Maar, Brooklyn; The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn; and Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles.
Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide an open forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists to converse about art and the potential of exploring new ideas.
“Tamara Gonzales and Sharon Butler. An Artist Dialogue,” Saturday, May 5, 2:30-4:30 pm. Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner Room, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-0122. Bring the beverage of your choice–snacks will be provided.