June 10th – 26th, 2010
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, in alliance with HoBO Magazine is pleased to present a collaborative project between artist Mark Gonzales and photographer Ari Marcopoulos. The exhibition includes Marcopolous’s adventurous photographs of model Diana Dondoe and Mark Gonzales. Post-production Gonzales has drawn and etched upon the surfaces of these photographs. The twelfth issue of HoBO magazine will feature these collaborative photographs and an interview with Gonzales by Glenn O’Brien. The proceeds of works sold from this exhibition will be given to a cancer research foundation.

Mark Gonzales is a Los Angeles born, New York based artist whose works range from drawing, painting and sculpture to video, performance and poetry. Gonzales has been skateboarding professionally since the early 1980’s and is known for incorporating aspects of skate experience and aesthetic within his work. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally including Museum Het Domein, Netherlands, and the Stadtiches Museum Abteiberg, Germany. Ari Marcopoulos is an Amsterdam-born photographer and filmmaker, living and working in New York and California. He has been documenting the American subculture since the 1980’s photographing icons such as artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy. His work is in numerous museum collections – including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was also included most recently in the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

Mark Gonzales’s contributions to the collaboration are subtle drawings etched directly over the photographs, creating active pathways that are interpretive of both the image and the model. In front of the camera Gonzales and Dondoe perform together, jumping, embracing, flirting and cajoling. Their body language creates a visual tension that Marcopoulos captures at a pinnacle moment of energy.

For images, biography, and further information please contact the gallery Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm.

20 West 57th Street 7th floor, New York, NY 10019, t 212-246-5360, info@franklinparrasch.com