Jan 5th 2014

Sean Hernandez: Ghost Town

@ Peanut Gallery

1000 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Sunday, January 5th, from 5PM - 9PM

On view through Wednesday, December 31st

Sean Hernandez is originally from the southwest, spending much of his free time surrounded by vast stretches of dry lands and small rural communities, researching their histories. At that time, his artwork began to attempt to draw context to the disturbing and confusing story that is the southwest. Now in Chicago, he discusses his past interest in folklore through his imagery and storytelling.

His new work is focused primarily on a fictional town called Howlin creek. He has represented this town through a long, indirect narrative that lives in drawings, prints, and animation. The story is about the interaction and tension between body and mind, represented through a parable-like narrative about ghosts and villagers.

Sean is a graphic artist, animator and printmaker in Chicago. He received his BFA from The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago (2012). waxwingprints.com

Peanut Gallery is a nobrow space for creative collaboration, experimentation, exhibition and good, old-fashioned mingling. Their goal is to connect creative people with one another and nurture a vibrant, inclusive community.

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