Exhibition Dates: March 7–May 30, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; arthurrogergallery.com
Enrique Gomez de Molina creates an exotic hybrid fauna of flamboyant dancers, mutants, freakish feathered creatures. Gomez de Molina uses actual taxidermy work to assemble his sculptures. Through his surrealistic surgical labor, Gomez de Molina pushes an aesthetic paradigm shift about beauty and monstrosity in the ordinary daily realm while at the same time imposing the bizarre fantasy that comes from devastation.
“The impossibility of my sculpture brings me both joy and sadness at the same time. The joy comes from seeing and experiencing the Fantasy of the work but that is coupled with the sadness of the fact that we are destroying all of these beautiful things.”
-Artist Enrique Gomez