The Madcap World of John Hernandez


Guest Speaker: John Hernandez



The exhibit presents the impressive work of John Hernandez –MFA, University of North Texas – Denton, throughout his productive career. Benito Huerta, Director of the Gallery at UTA, describes his work as “A direct descendent of the Mexican muralists’ philosophy and style, albeit with a contemporary twist…His work is reflective of our times and confronts issues of power, whether personal or economic, as the muralists did. Still, his work jumps further and incorporates visual content of our time: from comic book imagery to corporate iconography, from symbols of power to MAD magazine’s “Spy” character; all spiced with color and mixed into his visual cauldron to conjure a unique and, sometimes, critical vision of the world.”

This reception is co-sponsored by CMAS and The Gallery at UTA. The event is part of the 2015-2016 CMAS Speaker Series "Justice, Representation and Empowerment".

About the Speaker

John Hernandez was born in 1952 in San Antonio, where he currently lives and works. He received his M.F.A. from the University of North Texas, Denton, after studying at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. He has exhibited his work throughout Texas, the U.S., and Europe. In 1988, his work was included in Contemporary Art From Texas at the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands. Drawing on popular culture, John Hernandez’s paintings and sculptures seem caught in a psychedelic moment.

Event Info


Thursday Feb 25, 2016
12:30 - 1:30 PM


The Gallery at UTA
Fine Arts Building
502 S Cooper St
Arlington TX 76010

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