Anthony Hernandez Exhibition

Yancey Richardson Gallery

poster for Anthony Hernandez Exhibition
[Image: Anthony Hernandez "Landscapes for the Homeless #1" (1988)]

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Yancey Richardson Gallery presents its first exhibition of Los Angeles native Anthony Hernandez (b.1947). Since the late 1960s, Hernandez has pursued a nuanced view of the physical and social landscapes of Los Angeles. The exhibition coincides with the opening of the artist’s eponymous career retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum, which originated at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is comprised of Landscapes for the Homeless and Public Transit Areas, two of his most critically acclaimed series which have never been shown in New York. In Public Transit Areas (1979-80), Hernandez used a large format camera and tripod to photograph bus stops throughout the city, describing with elegant precision the isolation of the urban metropolis through carefully composed, detailed views of desolate boulevards peopled only by the Los Angeles underclass. In Landscapes for the Homeless (1988-1991), a series of lush color photographs describes with formal integrity and bleak beauty the empty encampments of the homeless. Hernandez’s tableaus of crude furniture, provisional beds, and abandoned clothing balance a rigorous formal approach with a devastating social critique.

Hernandez has had numerous solo exhibitions at major museums including at the Milwaukee Art Museum (Fall 2017), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2016); the Amon Carter Museum (2016), the Vancouver Art Gallery (2009), and the Seattle Art Museum (2002), among others. He is a recipient of the 1999 Rome Prize and has been named a United States Artists Fellow (2009).



from September 08, 2017 to October 21, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-09-15 from 18:00 to 20:00

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