Jun. 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Jul. 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Guadalupe Hernandez, Mercado San Juan, 2020, Gouache on Watercolor Paper mounted on Panel, 16″ x 12″
About the Artist
Guadalupe Hernandez is a Mexican born artist who lives and works in Houston Texas. His works explore the Mexican through the depictions of people and scenes from Mexico through the lenses of childhood memories and experiences.
“Throughout my artistic journey, the exploration of the human figure has been of significant importance, focusing on the anatomical structure and rendering of the human form. In my most recent works I have become intrigued more in capturing the essence, emotion of the individual. This is accomplished through expressive marks, use of color and thick application of the paint in order (plum) evoke the soul from the canvas. Drawing inspiration from my Mexican heritage I am exploring the human figure through the lens of people, places, and memories from my childhood. As I work, I often think about my cultural identity. What is my place in the culture? What do I not understand? How are we portrayed? These questions about my own identity have originated from Mexican and Chicano(a) authors such as Gloria Anzaldua and Octavio Paz and their exploration of the Mexican identity both in Mexico and the United states. This series of paintings will explore men and women, different groups within Mexico and tackle concepts such as machismo, colorism and social status.”
Changarrito cart July 23 & 24
Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.
Guadalupe Hernandez will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on July 23rd and 24th, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know her in person!
Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, July 1st
You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarreando Instagram Live event with Artist Guadalupe Hernandez on Thursday, July 1st from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Dr. George Vargas, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator and Director of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.