The Surface of a Song, 2015

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Picturesque
September 1 — October 1, 2016

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of charcoal drawings by the Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor. His 2013 début show at DCG garnered critical raves for its deft exploration of culture clash and hybrid mashup, reflecting the artist’s concerns since 1998, when he moved to the U.S. to attend art school.… read more

Carmen Electra, 2012

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

They Say I Came Back Americanized
July 6 — August 31, 2013

Born in Colombia but a resident of the United States since 1998, Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s remarkably precise charcoal drawings explore themes of cultural hybridity, identity politics, and acculturation. As a Colombian artist living abroad, Fuenmayor once felt he had a responsibility to make art that commented on the social events happening back at home. Feeling too detached from the drugs and violence that he was expected to engage, Fuenmayor started drawing bananas instead. Bananas carry great cultural, historical, and economic significance in Colombia, and have even been tacitly embroiled in controversy if one considers the various Chiquita Brands International scandals. What initially began as a lighthearted attempt to self-exoticize and position himself as specifically “Colombian” has since evolved into an earnest exploration of cultural hybridity and transnational identity.… read more

Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Apocalipsis II

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Black & White
October 6 — 29, 2011

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce BLACK AND WHITE, a group show featuring art by Paul Chojnowski, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, David Gibson, Katina Huston, Jenifer Kent, Vanessa Marsh, Gay Outlaw, and Rob Tarbell. As suggested by the show’s title, the photography, etchings, and works on paper presented in this exhibition are all rendered in black, white, and tonal values. While this shared feature unifies the diverse grouping at the visual level, it is the use of alternative materials, processes, and concepts that provides the show with its organizing structure.… read more