Sundering the Unconsciousness
Acrylic on canvas, 36”x45”, 2020
Transformation of the Dream Body (Detail)
Acrylic on canvas, 18”x36”, 2020
#1 Night Watch
Clay, 14" D x 10" H, 2021
#2 No Mas
Clay, 13" D x 10" H, 2021
Axis Gallery is proud to present Sundering the Unconscious: An Indigenous View of the Transformation of Western Values; a two-person exhibition by artists Stan Padilla and Ray Gonzales. The years 2016-2020 were part of an intensifying, tumultuous, transformational period in human society. All of this was predicted in the ancient Mexican indigenous prophecies. The artist's work presented here is a "living expression, current view" of this unfolding evolutionary process. A multi-media exhibition that addresses life consciousness, death, unconsciousness, transformation and a mystical basis for a new world order. This will be an art gallery transformed into a temple space and the artists into storytellers. Don't miss this emergence into Spring 2021
Padilla is a multi-media artist with disciplines that include drawing, painting, murals and jewelry making. As one of the principle mural painters of the Royal Chicano Air Force, his public art and cultural activities are well known. Less known is his studio work. He is a 40-year veteran ethnic educator and is currently a Artistic/Cultural Mentor for the United Auburn Indian Tribal School. In addition, he has been a front-line activist for over 50 years supporting diverse causes using the power of art in creating enduring change in issues of social justice. He is of Yaqui Tribal and Chicano heritage and is a spiritual seeker within those cultures. He is an elder in the Chicano Indigenous Community.
Gonzales is from Lincoln, California and attended Sierra College and CSU Sacramento. He is a long time teacher for the public schools in Lincoln and currently an Adjunct Professor of Art at Sierra College. Mr. Gonzales has a number of Art-In-Public Places sculptures in the Sacramento Area and is an active supporter of community arts as well as an exhibiting Artist.