Nov 2nd 2019

Ana Hernandez: Altering Internal Landscapes

@ FLXST Contemporary

2251 S Michigan Ave, Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Saturday, November 2nd, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, December 1st

Join us in celebrating the debut of New Orleans-based artist Ana Hernandez in her first show in Chicago at FLXST Contemporary. With recent completions of art residencies at the Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-In-Residence, New Orleans, LA, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, Ana will be presenting a series of multidisciplinary paintings in a series that she titles “Altering Internal Landscapes: In pursuit of unearthing bodies of Energy.” We are excited to introduce Ana and her work to a Chicago audience.

The series is the result of Ana’s research into areas of human rights abuses that stem from the practices and production of the oil and gas industry; specifically, their exploration of select geographic locations and the subsequent extraction of the resources “discovered” within these particular geological formations. “Altering Internal Landscapes” series is a visual representation of ecological trauma, and it aims to highlight the dissection and destruction of a physical and psychological landscape, whose vulnerable and shifting body print can be traced and mapped by the scars of injury left on the environment and all who inhabit it.

You are invited to the opening reception!

— Opening reception: November 2, 6pm-8pm.

— Duration of the show: November 2 to December 1, 2019.

— FLXST Contemporary, 2251 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 220 (on S. Michigan between Cermak and 23rd Street). Street parking is available. By train, take the Green Line to Cermak/23rd street, and walk 2 blocks east to S. Michigan.

— Find “Jan Bernabe” on the intercom to be buzzed in.

— For more information about the show, email or call 773-413-8030.

Ana Hernandez is a painter and sculptor based in New Orleans, LA. She is a founding member of Level Artist Collective and a Joan Mitchell Foundation and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Artist-in-Residence recipient. Most notably, she has exhibited in New Orleans, LA at The New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, The Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, A Studio in the Woods, Newcomb Art Museum, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery and Stella Jones Gallery. In Philadelphia, PN at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Schuylkill Center, and The Nickels Building, in Durham, NC at Pleiades Arts and The Carrack, in Wichita, KS at the Ulrich Museum of Art, and in Richmond, VA at The Highpoint.

Image credit: Ana Hernandez, “The Haynesville,” 2017,
24” x 48” x 2.5”, Acrylic latex, gouache, charcoal, nails on wood panel.

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