Madison Svendgard and Marcelina Gonzales
“On Top of the Same Counter”
103 S Main St, Lockhart TX
Curated by Lisa Guevara and Michael Villarreal
Marcelina Gonzales and Madison Svendgard construct rooms or moments that are often overlooked based on their own current place in life. Gonzales focuses on snapshot memories around her home in Brownsville, Texas through oil-tinted resin collages. Svendgard paints lived-in spaces from fictional timelines as a means to romanticize the mundane. Each piece is an invitation to be nosy and experience a different perspective that is surprisingly familiar.
Madison Svendgard was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1993. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in drawing. Madison has received awards such as the Coleman award and the Vreeland award. Her work is included in the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art.
Marcelina Gonzales was born and raised in Brownsville, a border-town located at the southernmost tip of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2013. Her work has been exhibited repeatedly throughout Texas in galleries and exhibitions such as Freight Gallery in San Antonio, Fort Worth’s Fort Works Art competitive “40 under 40” Exhibition, the El Paso International Museum of Art, and at the 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. She has been included in several juried exhibitions throughout the United States including the Rosetta Hunter Gallery located in Seattle Central College and in exhibitions spaces in Los Angeles and New York City. She has also had the opportunity to travel internationally with her work to places such as Berlin, Germany, Budapest, Hungary, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Most recently she took part in a 3 person exhibition in New York City’s Chelsea Gallery, Field Projects. In January 2020 she was awarded a grant by the The Brownsville Beautification Committee, in partnership with the City of Brownsville, City of Matamoros and the Mexican Consulate in Brownsville to create a mural in her hometown for Sin Fronteras/Without Borders, an initiative created to unify the border cities.