Wood structures, textiles, paper and fake gold leaf
Accessibility is a site-specific installation in front of Studio 45 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Allapattah, FL. It is composed of various sticks of differing lengths, and serves as a poignant reflection on the intricate tapestry of structures within the art world. Etched with phrases–including accessibility, “hasta cuando” (until when), son of immigrants, and plutocracia, these sticks convey the underlying tensions and complexities of the art ecosystem. Interspersed among them are scattered photocopies of Art Basel catalogs, a symbol of the establishment’s opulence and exclusivity. The piece is intended to prompt vital conversations about the fragility of the art world’s foundations, challenging the status quo.
Gonzalo Hernandez, born in Lima, Peru. Received an MFA/MA Savannah College of Art & Design. Hernandez is a multi-disciplinary artist, who explores contemporary themes; labor, success, failure, identity through painting and textile installations. His immigrant perspective informs his work, blurring the art-life lines. Solo exhibitions include Kates-Ferri Projects, NY; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Vigil Gonzales, Cuzco, Peru, among others. He has participated in national and international group exhibitions.