Art

Raul Gonzalez: "Dulce"

When: Thu., May 21, 7-9 p.m., Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 22 2015

In the last few years, Houston transplant Raul Gonzalez has proven an energetic presence on the local art scene, using his body as a medium in videos, painting road signs suggesting we “Werk Harder” and even engaging in artistic combat via War Paint — a live battle that employed paintings as weapons. Contemplative by comparison, “Dulce” combines two bodies of work Gonzalez created over the last five years. While one waxes nostalgic with poppy paintings of Mexican candies, the other takes shape in abstractions inspired by “the joys and challenges of being a new father.”

Price: Free