JULIO'S HOUSE
BY ORESTES GONZALEZ

As an architect, Orestes Gonzalez takes us on a tour of his late uncle’s Little Havana home via interior photographs, exploring the space in itself; as a photographer, he offers an intimate approach allowing viewers to “sort through” the relics Julio Santana left behind after his death; and as a relative, he includes elements of memory, nostalgia and discovery, sharing newfound details of his uncle’s life.

The images within Julio’s House are not simply about recording the extravagant decor of the home or trove of mementos scattered throughout it, but rather about creating a portrait of his Cuban-American uncle, one that deconstructs his preconceived narrative of Julio’s life he formed as a child, and reveals an entirely new biography Gonzalez only learned of when sorting through his uncle’s belongings with another family member. 

BOOK DETAILS
*This monograph will be released and shipped in June 2017
10 x 8.5" hardcover
48 pages, 29 plates
Foreword by Carla Stellweg, with research and edits by  Tessa Morefield
This monograph will be available in two options:
OPTION I > Book Only (signed) - $40
OPTION II > Book (signed) with 8 x 10" archival pigment print, limited edition of 20 - $125

ORESTES GONZALEZ

Orestes Gonzalez (b. Havana, Cuba) is an artist based in New York. He holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the University of Texas. Gonzalez has produced work in over 40 countries, documenting culture and peculiarities he encounters. His work has been exhibited worldwide including shows at Station Independent Project in New York, The Center of Fine Art Photograph in Colorado, and Jeffrey Leder Gallery in New York.

03.jpg

OPTION I

You will receive one copy of Julio's Housesigned by Artist Orestes Gonzalez.

Domestic Shipping Only. International Shipping will be available in May 2017.

This publication ships in May 2017.

Free Shipping

Julio's Living Room, 2012, archival pigment print, limited edition of 20

OPTION II

You will receive a signed copy of Julio's House, along with an 8 x 10" archival pigment print of Julio's Living Room, 2015. This print edition is limited to 20 copies.

Domestic Shipping Only. International Shipping will be available in May 2017.

This publication ships in May 2017.

Free Shipping