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Into a Spacious Place

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Works by Victoria Gonzales

May 6-June 25, 2022

Central Gallery

Artist Talk on Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m.

Artist Statement

My work is a record of mundane yet impactful experiences of everyday life. Memory and space create a visual narrative of the physical and metaphorical ways I navigate the world around me. Space is sometimes a place of comfort or other times a souvenir of a distant event. The memories I explore can be simultaneously joyful and melancholy, tender and distant, or hopeful and hopeless. Through my paintings I am processing and rediscovering the past in anew way through the intimacy and tactility of mark-making. Each work presents a bitter sweet narrative where I examine the complex circumstances that have brought me to a specific moment in time.

Artist Bio

Victoria Gonzales is an artist based in Denton, TX. She is an MFA candidate and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, and she will graduate in May of 2022. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, and in 2019 she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She was awarded first place at the 2020Texas National Competition and Exhibition, and her work has been exhibited in juried shows throughout Texas including College Expo 2021 at 500x gallery in Dallas, TX, CCAN 2020 at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, and 30 Under 30 at the Greater Denton Arts Council in Denton, Texas. She has also exhibited in multiple two and three person shows in the Dallas Metroplex.

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