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October Issue 2002
Hidell Brooks Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Tony Hernandez
Hidell Brooks Gallery in Charlotte, NC, is pleased to announce their fourth solo exhibition for Tony Hernandez. The solo exhibition will run through Oct. 26, 2002.
Hernandez was born in 1964 and raised in Atlanta, GA, where he continues to live and work. He paints in encaustic and oil on wood to create figures adrift in non-descript landscapes. His unusual technique begins with a blow torch and large panels of Baltic Birch. Then the encaustic method is applied by repeatedly mixing pigments with hot bee's wax to fuse color and subtle texture to the wood grain. Hernandez continues to examine the social issues in our society about separation, isolation, hope and salvation. He creates his symbolic imagery that functions like a language which is created through his own personality, memory and experience.
Hernandez sees himself "as a symbolist...why try to tell everyone everything when you can say it simply, like a poem." The horizon line is optional for the solitary subjects, they often float in space -detached from any environment and he avoids superfluous mark-making. "When I'm done, I'm done. Any more would be fluff".
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