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Jorge González

Jorge González’s practice serves as a platform for the recuperation of Boricua (Puerto Rican) material culture in an attempt to produce new narratives between the indigenous and the modern. His work has been exhibited internationally in exhibitions such as at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, and in documenta 14, Kassel, Germany. In 2017, González was awarded the Davidoff Arts Initiative grant to be part of Escuela Flora in Bogotá.

Elbow stone

Jorge González
2020
Lampblack and limestone dust on muslin, coa stick
50.8 x 55.8 cm / 20 x 22 in
$ 5,000

Toali

Jorge González
2020
Lampblack drawing on fabric
15.2 x 15.2 cm / 6 x 6 in
$ 2,500

Toali

Jorge González
2020
Lampblack drawing on fabric
17.7 x 22.8 cm / 7 x 9 in
$ 2,000

Mitología Lareña: Acerca de la montaña de Torrecilla (Cuentos del camino)

Jorge González
2018-2019
Open-weave linen, mounted on a wooden rod
91.4 x 91.4 cm / 36 x 36 in
$ 5,000
Made in collaboration with open-weave lacemaker Gina Beltrán, Voladoras, Moca, Puerto Rico, Can-jíbaro researcher Roberto Pérez-Reyes, Camuy, Puerto Rico and through discussions with the collective learning platform Escuela de Oficios

After Arklu chair

Jorge Gonzalez
2016
Woven cotton cord on constructed wood
80 x 68.5 x 55.2 cm /31 1/2 x 27 x 21 3/4 in
$ 4,000

These new works build upon González’s on-going series entitled Toali, named after the 3-pointed Taíno carved stones used to acknowledge ancestral spirits and act as offering for crop cultivation. The drawings representing these carved stones are made from lampblack, a black pigment made from soot, harvested by the artist. Also included is a selection of the artist’s work recently included in the Chicago Architecture Biennial, consisting of woven mats, embroideries and hand-crafted stools and chairs for gathering.

After Arklu table chair

Jorge Gonzalez
2016
Woven cotton cord on constructed wood
82.5 x 43.8 x 45.7 cm / 32 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 18 in
$ 3,000

Pez globo

Jorge González/Alice Chéveres
2019
Clay sourced from Morovis, Borikén
Made in collaboration with Taller Cabachuelas, a collective learning crafts under the tutelage of the Taino-descendant craft-working family, the Chéveres
$ 1,500

Untitled

Jorge González/Alice Chéveres
2020
Clay sourced from Morovis, Borikén
Made in collaboration with Taller Cabachuelas, a collective learning crafts under the tutelage of the Taino-descendant craft-working family, the Chéveres
$ 1,000

Stone collar or mother goddess: Coatrisquie

Jorge González
2019
Photograph mounted in wooden frame
From Puerto Rico. #1.2008-0926, MHAA: University of Puerto Rico.
60.9 x 45.7 x 3.8 cm / 24 x 18 x 1 1/2 in
$ 3,500

Untitled

Jorge González
2010
Woven cattail fiber
106.6 x 139.7 cm / 42 x 55 in
$ 4,000

Embajada

Embajada was founded in October 2015 with the intention of spotlighting Puerto Rican artists within an international contemporary art dialogue. Embajada is the combination of an independent self-funded project space and a commercial gallery. The gallery exists as a diplomatic mission, creating political context through the use of aesthetic information and driven by the collaborative spirit. Embajada has mounted over 20 exhibitions, participated in numerous international contemporary art fairs and represents six diverse artists of Caribbean and Mexican descent.

Contact Embajada / Manuela Paz 
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Jorge González, Stone collar or mother goddess: Coatrisquie, 2019. Dedicated to Ivan Méndez © Max Torodigital
Jorge González, Untitled, 2010. Photos courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2019