Tamara Gonzales @ Klaus von Nichtssagend

Tamara Gonzales, I Am the Hummingbird, 2016, acrylic and spraypaint on canvas, 77.25 x 60 inches (courtesy of Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery)
Tamara Gonzales, I Am the Hummingbird, 2016, acrylic and spraypaint on canvas, 77.25 x 60 inches (courtesy of Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery)

Hrag Vartanian reviews Tamara Gonzales: Ometeoli at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, on view through February 11, 2017.

Vartanian writes: "Gonzales is known for incorporating visual culture that has traditionally been more associated with lived culture — lace, graffiti, embroidery, textiles — rather than the world of art galleries. ... Her true subject matter is the material world. She has an indiscriminate appetite for cross-cultural pollination and distills the dissonance of contemporary life into these objects that can seem as jarring as they are soothing."