Mark gonzalez & Erin D. Garcia
Opening: Friday, April 26, 18 – 22h
Saturday & Sunday, April 27 and 28, 12 – 20h
For Gallery Weekend 2019, HVW8 Gallery Berlin presents an exhibition of veteran artists Mark Gonzales and Erin D. Garcia. Selected works from the artists’ most recent series, namely Gonzales’s Fower Plower and Garcia’s Grand Prix, are shown for the first time together in Berlin. HVW8 Gallery also welcomes visitors to a salon-style retrospective of the HVW8 collection, including works by Jerry Hsu, Lisa Leone and Josep Maynou & Friends.
Opening night will also feature musical performances by R&D and Neta Polturak, as HVW8 has teamed up with adidas Originals and Warsteiner for this special event.
Based in New York, skateboarder and artist Mark Gonzales first exhibited with HVW8 in 2013. In summer 2017, Gonzales debuted his first solo show Fower Plower at HVW8 Los Angeles, comprising a selection of paintings that investigate ideas of color theory, the humor and geometry of Paul Klee, the graphic/ non-graphic qualities of Donald Baechler, semiotics, theology—and, of course, classic floral themes.
In 2013, Los Angeles based artist Erin D. Garcia showed his first of four exhibitions at HVW8 Los Angeles. This selection of paintings are from his most recent body of work Grand Prix which debuted at HVW8 Los Angeles Winter of 2018. This is the inaugural exhibition of Garcia’s work at HVW8 Berlin and the first time his paintings have been shown in Germany. Back in 2018, Lodown hooked up with Garcia for a very fruitful conversation about his minimalism and the creative process. So be sure to check out the interview in our Lemonade issue!
If you can’t catch the exhibition on Gallery Weekend, don’t despair as the pieces by Gonzales and Garcia will be on display until June 15th.
(1) Mark Gonzales, nature busting thru the city side walks, 2017. Acrylic on Canvas
(2) Erin Garcia, Still Life #1 c, 2018. Acrylic on canvas