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Wednesday, Apr 2 2008
The election is coming fast: This month could be your last chance to see the delicate collage work of the next vice president of the United States before he takes office. Presumably he'll be busy for the next eight years — though if we know Matt Gonzalez, he'll make time for his art. He'll probably make it a mandate. The soon-to-be VP-elect has been showing fine pieces around town, layering colorful scraps of material (often things he finds underfoot) into geometric shapes, and his work is putting him on the national map. In February, the New York Times profiled him, labeling him an "aspiring collage artist" first, well before "former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors," "a lawyer," and, quite wonderfully, a "bachelor who is considered something of a man about town." An opening reception for Gonzalez new show, "Pull Here To Get Everything You Want," is part of a 24th and Mission Art Walk, which takes place today from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes such galleries as Receiver, Triple Base, and Little Tree. Check for a map and details.
April 5-20, 2008

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