The Los Angeles-bored artist Alfonson Gonzalez Jr. is putting on for his city. The artist recently kicked off a solo exhibition at the Matthew Brown Gallery. Dubbed “There Was There,” the collection is a visual homage of sorts, a showcase of art and the City of Angels. Mr. Gonzalez Jr. takes the visual legacy of the city and recreates those scenes.
His work comes from sign painting expertise he learned from his father, boasting layered compositions that aim to assess the “clichés and misinformation about Los Angeles.” His work spotlights “an entire world that is immigrant that is low-income, working-class that is Black, Brown, Asian, set within the rich cultural enclaves that sprawl throughout the city— a world that already has always been the true fabric of Los Angeles culture.”
Check out the new exhibition, “There Was There,” in the images, and check out the collection in Los Angeles at the Matthew Brown Gallery. Keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art exhibitions and art news coming soon.
Photos via Alfonso Gonzalez/Matthew Brown Gallery