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Tales of a Modern Scribe by Julio Gonzalez, aj tz’ib
February 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019
Exhibition Dates: January 17th – February 22nd, 2019
Gallery: The Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, located in Washington Hall on the Augusta University Summerville Campus.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday | 10 AM – 4 PM
Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art is pleased to present Tales of a Modern Scribe, by Julio Gonzalez, aj tz’ib.
Gonzalez is a multidisciplinary artist whose mixed Honduran and Mexican ancestry influences his aesthetic and his desire to explore the present and the future through the experiences of his heritage.
Julio Gonzalez is a self-taught multimedia artist and a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Since leaving Atlanta as a young teenager, Julio has traveled extensively and exhibited his work in murals, galleries, and museums across the Southeast. One of Gonzalez’s defining characteristics as an artist is his use of Mexican and Mayan design elements to explore questions of contemporary life and values.
Gonzalez cites the simple question “What if?” as a cornerstone of his creativity and practice, a way to approach his ideas from different sides and explore them to the fullest. He hopes viewers of his work will find themselves asking the same question and rediscovering their sense of interconnectedness, curiosity, and childlike wonder. The simple phrase “What if?” is the concept behind the name Wonder What If, a project of which Julio is the Creative Director.
Gonzalez recently completed a residency at the McColl Center, Charlotte, NC. Consistently exhibited by in galleries and museums throughout the southeast United States, his work explores his feeling of being “from somewhere else.” His use of Mexican and Mayan design aesthetics to create works that explore contemporary experiences, specifically human relationships with nature, and questions of value.