For anyone who is bilingual, it is commonplace to find words or phrases that are simply lost in translation. Oftentimes, a hybrid form of both languages emerge — Frenglish, Spanglish, any combination really — the latter of which is the starting point to a new exhibition by Florida-based artist, Adrian Gonzalez.
On view at Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis, Gonzalez presents Lonchado in the Grass — an in-depth exploration into Spanglish and the cultural interaction that reflects the present times. Gonzalez was born in California but has lived in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, New York, and Florida — each area possessing its own set of ideas and modes of communication.
Housed at the gallery are paintings, prints and sculptures made from a variety of traditional and found materials, all of which seek to emanate the improvisational creation of language found in Spanglish. Highlights include Tower of Bobo, 2022, a totemic assemblage of various baseball caps made of Papier-mâché, along with Eniweis #4-5 (diptych), 2022, which showcases Gonzalez’ 10 year experience working as a master printmaker at Flying Horse Editions.
Lonchado in the Grass is on view at Bruno David Gallery until October 22.
Elsewhere, Takashi Murakami leads Roppongi Art Night 2022 with a 32-foot-tall Doraemon.
Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
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