Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Ave.
Mar 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening in our main gallery this First Friday is Hawkins/Gonzalez, a show presenting the compelling artistic visions of Rochester-based painter, Cynthia Hawkins; and Binghamton-based sculptor, Ronald Gonzalez. This two-person exhibition features 20 paintings and works on paper by Hawkins, alongside over 80 of Gonzalez’s found object sculptures.

Cynthia Hawkins’s paintings continue her extended exploration of mark-making, and long commitment to abstraction toward a symbolic language of shapes and signs. Ronald Gonzalez’s new series of bed sculptures, showcased in various sizes, exemplify his masterful use of found objects to transform the familiar into a symbol laden with meaning. This juxtaposition invites viewers to engage deeply with two divergent contemporary art practices and explore the nuanced expressions of these exceptional artists.