Artist Anthony Hernandez Takes Interest in Social Landscapes—and Wants You to Do So as Well
For nearly 50 years, Anthony Hernandez has photographed the social landscape of his native Los Angeles. His pictures convey an abiding human concern for issues of class and race as they impact, and are shaped by, urban environments. Now, you can get a closer look while visiting the “Anthony Hernandez: L.A. Landscapes” exhibit.
“Anthony Hernandez: L.A. Landscapes” features selections from several bodies of work made between 1978 and 2012, highlighting Hernandez’s mid-to-late career achievements.
Black and white photographs from the series Automotive Landscapes, Public Transit Areas, Public Use Areas, and Public Fishing Areas focus on the everyday activities of people as they negotiate the unforgiving concrete landscapes that dominate Los Angeles, a city reliant on automotive transport.
Large-scale color photographs from the two series Everything and Forever focus on the city’s overlooked, fringe landscapes. Made while Hernandez walked the Los Angeles River basin, Everything transforms drainage ditches and storm drains – “wastelands” rarely seen by car – into somber, geometric abstractions.
For Forever, Hernandez adopted the point of view of the homeless, focusing on spare, material traces that mark this way of life. Through Hernandez’s empathetic lens, these pictures emphasize the emotional and psychological impact of living on the streets. This exhibition is supported by the Hall Family Foundation and Campbell-Calvin Fund.
“Anthony Hernandez: L.A. Landscapes” will be on display through August 18, 2019. Admission is free. We hope to see you there!
At Jefferson on the Lake Apartments in Olathe, Kansas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Saturday, July 20, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111