grayDUCK Gallery presents Raul Gonzalez: "Doing Work" opening reception
"Doing Work" is a presentation of two bodies of paintings and drawings that were created to help shift public perception of working class immigrants and the role of stay-at-home fathers. First, a series of detailed mixed-media drawings on painted concrete fragments and other construction site objects, reflect sentiments of the working class, immigrants and current events. Individuals are often underpaid, under privileged and over worked because of their immigration status or ethnicity.
The second series consists of drawing-painting combinations that share my experiences being an artist and full-time dad to two daughters. Fathers are far too often portrayed as clueless parents and nurturers. I want to show what being a dad is like for me. I take the time to make sure our daughters are raised and mentored in a way that builds their character and confidence.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 3.