RIGO 02 / Gonzalo Hidalgo
March 6 - March 30, 2023

Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to exhibit an installation of new work by RIGO 02. The artist will present new works using pushpins and commercial printing techniques to create his uniquely stylized images.

Ten years ago the artist (then RIGO 92) used pushpins to make dot matrix images of Native American icons. For his 2002 show he will pick up this technique and theme again, subverting the usual linear progression of an artist's career, deliberately offering an alternative to our programmed desire for newness and change.

RIGO 02 will also show a black and white mural-sized work depicting a moonscape. Exhibited earlier at Deitch Projects in New York, this work humorously addresses one of the artist's favorite subjects: the artist's distance (and alienation) from his subject matter.

A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and Stanford University, RIGO 02 has been awarded public commissions including murals for the San Francisco International Airport, the Gerbode Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission. He creates images that are direct comments on culture and society. His San Francisco murals "One Tree" and "Innercity / Home" have made him a popular spokesperson for urban residents.

RIGO was given the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1999, and previously the San Francisco FOCUS Arts Achievement Award and the WESTAF Grant for painting. He has shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Richmond Art Center, Southern Exposure, the LAB, LACE in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University.

Gonzalo Hidalgo
Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present a sculptural installation in Gallery II by Gonzalo Hidalgo.

Gonzalo Hidalgo will present a large installation using tree branches and architectural elements. The artist will create an illusion of a growing tree whose parts represent different times and, metaphorically, ways of being. Contrasting precepts of indoors and outdoors, geometric man-made construction vs. organic growth, his sculptural tree will 'grow' through a transparent element.

          "Restructured Materials," 2002. Glass, eucalyptus branches, dimensions variable

A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Hidalgo has been an active participant in the performance and conceptual circles of the Bay Area art scene for over ten years.

A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30 to 7:30pm.