“Dan Hernandez: Recent Work” will be on display from Thursday, Sept. 3, to Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Secor Gallery, 425 Jefferson Ave. in Toledo.
The exhibition will feature a selection of new and recent artwork from the UT assistant professor of art’s “Genesis” project.Hernandez produced several works that will be on display with the support of a grant from the University Research Awards and Fellowship, as well as an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.
The work in this exhibition also will be on display at the Kim Foster Gallery in New York City in November. His first solo exhibit was held there in 2012.
“Genesis” refers to his visual dialogue between religion, mythology and pop culture. The word “genesis” can refer to the literal definition, the biblical book of the same name, as well as the video game system Sega Genesis. Hernandez incorporates these notions as well as other ideas into his work.
His art has been presented recently in solo exhibitions at the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan. It also has been included in group shows in Tel-Aviv, Israel, as well as London, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
An opening reception for the Toledo exhibition will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The artist also will be in the Secor Gallery for a meet-and-greet event during the Third Thursday Art Walk Sept. 17.
The Secor Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. or by appointment.
For more information on the free, public exhibition or events, contact Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.530.8321.