Mixing mediums and meanings, Gonzalo Papantonakis creates colorful images on drug wars, rock and roll and other reflections from his childhood to current affairs. Raised in Uruguay and Argentina, the Los-Angeles based artist imbues his canvases with written words, abstract imagery and sheet music which continues his “See Music” concept of “sound made visible.” Tonight, Gallery Nine 5 opens a solo exhibition for Papantonakis, “Santa Fe Avenue,” which is on view through November.

“Santa Fe Avenue,” November 13 – 30, Gallery Nine 5, 24 Spring Street