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by Ariston Anderson

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Mark Gonzales, aka the Gonz, might be better known for skateboarding or his shoe and clothing lines, but lately we've been taking note of his paintings and illustrations. In a new show in the Lower East Side, entitled South West, the artist explores patterns and cheery images in delicate watercolors.

He tells CH, "A lot of the artwork in the show is supposed to be like South-Western style rugs done on paper and it's kind of hard to get the lines straight." The playful body work reveals Gonzales' careful and dedicated energy on and off the ramp.

See more images after the jump.

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South West
Through 2 August 2009
Half Gallery
208 Forsyth Street
New York, NY 10002map

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