Anthony Hernandez has depicted the social landscape of Los Angeles for more than 40 years. In the tradition of Ed Ruscha’s gasoline stations and Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Hernandez and contemporaries such as Robert Adams and Lewis Baltz invested an apparently detached representation of the urban with an element of the social. Whether his subject is a young domestic worker waiting at a bus stop or a woman applying eye makeup in a reflective shop sign on Rodeo Drive, Hernandez subtly captures a myriad of economic and racial layers of LA’s social spaces. Anthony Hernandez features an introduction by accomplished Vancouver photographer Jeff Wall and 38 reproductions from the artist’s remarkable collection of photographs from the 1970s and 80s.
Anthony Hernandez accompanies the first Canadian exhibition of this Los Angeles artist’s work, organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Director Kathleen S. Bartels and artist Jeff Wall and presented from May 30 to September 7, 2009.
Essays by Kathleen S. Bartels and Jeff Wall64 pages
9 x 12 inches
38 colour and black and white illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery