Wayne Gonzales’ fifth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery comprises paintings that interrogate American history.
Produced between 2015 and 2019, all of the works in the exhibition share an inherent ‘American-ness’ in terms of subject matter and sensibility. Drawing on source material from his own photographs, and those by iconic modernists including Walker Evans and Charles Sheeler, Gonzales’ meticulously crosshatched paintings critically examine the contemporary American landscape.Wayne Gonzales, ‘17th Street Canal from Bucktown, New Orleans’, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 127 x 165cm (50 x 65in). Copyright Wayne Gonzales. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.