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Thought-provoking artworks from Angela Gonzalez that create awareness about our ecological and social responsibilities, leading to a more sustainable tomorrow.

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Exhibition Dates: April 22, 2019 - May 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6 pm - 8 pm

Artist Statement

Today, our planet faces an unprecedented environmental crisis: global warming, intensive farming, and habitat destruction, amongst others. A sustainable future requires a balance between people, planet and profit. Keeping this balance represents a challenge in a world of hyper population and aggressive business. 

I create works from recycled materials and convert them into pieces that help viewers make the connection between art, technology and sustainability.

By removing computer components from the waste stream and using them as part of my work, I am contributing to lessening their environmental impact. Ultimately, I want to further the understating of how technology is both a contributor to some of these problems and an enabler of solutions. My objective is to create awareness and engage audiences in a conversation about our ecological and social responsibilities, leading to a greener tomorrow.

 

ARTIST BIO

Angela Gonzalez has held solo exhibitions in the United States at corporate headquarters including SMUD, Gymboree Corporation and Union Bank, and in government facilities such as the Colombian Consulate in San Francisco, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and City Hall, Tiburon City Hall, and Napa County Library, CA. 

In addition, Angela has exhibited her art work as part of group exhibitions at venues including: the New York Hall of Science Museum, NY, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA, the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL, the Design District, South End, Charlotte, NC, the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, and the Sustainable Silicon Valley WEST Summit, Palo Alto, CA. 

She has a Design Degree from the Politecnico Nacional, Colombia , and has completed art coursework at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, and the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. 

Angela recently appeared on Good Day Sacramento for her "Waste Not, Want Not" exhibit in the SMUD Gallery.

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