Puerto Rican born photographer Larry González present the show Parallel Realities as a transition between two bodies of work with similar themes. The first body of work was created in Puerto Rico between 2016 - 2019. The second body of work was completed in Argentina between 2022 - 2023.

Larry González’s work adopts a conceptual approach, crafting narratives from personal experiences. Through a blend of film lighting, digital technology, and large format photography, he delves into the relationship between individuals and their environments in the Caribbean and South America. Living in Puerto Rico has prompted him to explore new methods of image creation, drawing inspiration from his earlier work. By constructing narratives rooted in personal experiences, he strives to create an intimate visual experience that reveals a dramatic realm where psychology and memory intertwine. His work invites exploration and interpretation, aiming to resonate with a wider audience through its subjective and mysterious language.

Larry Gonzalez

Larry Gonzalez (1962 Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a Latin American fine art photographer and filmmaker. First mentored by renowned photographers Abelardo Morell and Laura McPhee at The Massachusetts College of Art, Gonzalez's large format staged photographs explore themes of personal memory, time, and identity. Drawing further inspiration from artists like Hiroshi Sugimoto and Gregory Crewdson, Gonzalez's latest work blur the lines between the found and the constructed. His current projects create a surreal universe where fact and fiction coexist, resulting in a narrative language that feels both mythological and deeply personal.

González received his MFA in Photography from The Yale School of Art 1996. He has a professional background in cinematography and documentary filmmaking, Gonzalez's diverse experiences enrich his artistic practice, allowing him to create visually compelling and thought-provoking work that pushes the boundaries of personal narrative and visual storytelling. He recently moved to San Francisco, California for a teaching position and also recently received a JGS Fellowship for Photography grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts to continue is artistic pursuits.

William Mead

Mead earned his BFA at Parsons School of Design in 1989. He completed a lifetime certification in secondary art education at Massachusetts College of Art in 1992. In 1999 he completed a Master’s degree in Education (MEd) At Lesley University.

Mead met González during their time together at the Massachusetts College of Art in the early 1990's and it has been his pleasure to curate a show of González's work at Axis Gallery and bring some attention to this amazing photographer's work.