by Dara Kerr
San Francisco’s Dolby Chadwick Gallery is hosting a new solo exhibition by artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor. They Say I Came Back Americanized features an array of stunning charcoal drawings by the Colombian-born artist. Through his work, Fuenmayor studies what it’s like to be of two cultures. For example, in his Carmen series, he draws portraits of the famous Brazilian entertainer Carmen Miranda and her eccentric headpieces full of fruit and flora; through this beautiful artwork, he draws on the Latino stereotypes that exist in the U.S. Runs through August 31, 210 Post Street, Suite 205.
Gonzalo Fuenmayor | Chica Boom #1, #5, #7, #8, #9, #10, 2012 | Charcoal on paper | 40 x 26 inches each