Arthur Gonzalez: The Art of Rejection
Nurtured on West Coast Funk legacies and by the influence of his teacher, Robert Arneson, Gonzalez learned early on that no subject is taboo.
Innermost feelings of guilt, embarrassments, worries, and concerns exist to be exploited through art. Gonzalez makes use of the satirist ploy to take the most embarrassing moment or bitter pill more palatable.
He weaves humor, caricature, obscenity, and the grotesque into his accumulation of 25 years' worth of rejection letters that have defied purpose and that have been transformed into art.
John Natsoulas Press