CCA+D: Ronald Gonzales: Fated Objects and Strange Progeny
Fated Objects and Strange Progeny, was a solo exhibition by sculptor Ronald Gonzalez, which featured hundreds of small figures and several life-size figures fashioned by the artist from organic and found objects. Gonzalez found his interest in sculpting and in “life’s disintegration” at a very young age as he found joy in making his own toys from found trash and organic matter in the local woods and fields of his native New York. His formal sculptures have become to seem arrested in a state of decay and fading memory. They read as poetic remnants from tales of passion or mortality, and each suggests an inevitable passing – from child to adult, life to death, soul from body and solid matter into dust.