December 6 - 28, 2019
A solo exhibition featuring work by Galileo Gonzalez.
“Gonzalez’s work often deals with issues of personal identity, cultural upbringing, and his Salvadorian heritage. His current work focuses on visually interpreting oral stories from the Salvadorian Civil War as well as the diaspora that followed through generations. Gonzalez has exhibited at the Hibbleton Gallery, Fullerton, CA; AVD Gallery, Pomona, CA; Fathom Space, Missoula, Montana; the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA; Duke University, Durham, NC, and is included in the permanent collection of Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA, and the private collection of Enrique Serrato. En honor was inspired by his late cousin, Nestor Zelaya, who he lost on Christmas day in 2006. Gonzalez memorializes his late family members and friends through a collection of portraits, family photographs and installation that reflects on his personal loss, his relationship with each subject and the influence they had on his life. The exhibit as Gonzalez explains “is more than honoring my family, it’s also about honoring Salvadoran culture, history, and the figures that fought against repression and erasure till the very end.” Among those figures is Rufina Amaya, the lone survivor of the El Mozote Massacre which included the slaughter of more than 800 civilians by the Salvadoran Army on December 11, 1981, during the Civil War. Gonzalez also pays tribute to the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador who through faith and tireless focus worked towards ending the war and bloodshed in El Salvador and were brutally murdered for their efforts by US-trained/funded commandos of the Salvadoran army thirty years ago on November 16, 1989.”
Opening: December 6, 2019 | 6–11 pm
725 S. Presa
San Antonio, 78210 Texas