Los Angeles

Lionel Gongora

Ryder Gallery

This Mexican interprets the timeless conflicts of man and woman in a non-compromising style as bitter as Grosz and as penetrating as Posada. His pencil, pen and ink and wash drawings cut through all social niceties in rendering protagonists of good and evil, love and hate, dour contentment and deep-welled guilt. Gongora’s lusty female is a mother, baby, lover and slut; his male is a warrior, a lost child and a jealous lover. This is not a pretty world but it has its roots in reality and is a profoundly moving graphic experience for the viewer.

Arthur Secunda