28 August - 11 September, 2020
@_ChildOfGod777_ presents a suite of new artworks by Joaquin Gonzales. These works explore how his practice translates to an online digital space through games, quizzes, advertisements as well as sound and video works. This interactive exhibition comments on the absurdity of Catholicism and emphasises its datedness by displaying its ideologies and traditions in the setting of new media.
Joaquin Gonzales is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist whose practice focuses predominantly on self identity in relation to his personal experience as a lapsed Catholic. Responding to his upbringing in a traditional Filipino home, his practice is heavily informed by Roman Catholic ideology. Aiming to incite dialogue in regards to the somewhat unquestioned absurdity of organised religion and the existence of an omnipotent deity, his work addresses his ever-changing relationship with Catholicism through sculpture and installation. Often recontextualising everyday objects through the integration of Catholic iconography and symbolism, Joaquin emphasises an almost comedic link between religious tradition and modern living.