Artist Liz Hernández joins curator Amanda Nudelman to discuss her papier-mâché sculpture Un recuerdo del Camohpalxochitepetl (2022) and other artworks on view in Rituals of Devotion. The informal conversation will address themes of mythology, cultural tradition, and imagination, both in Hernández’s artistic practice and the exhibition at large. This free event is part of McEvoy Arts’ ongoing Gallery Sessions series, which invites local artists and curators to explore artworks with visitors in an intimate setting.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Liz Hernández is a Mexican artist based in Oakland since 2011. Her art practice includes painting, drawing, sculpture, and writing and is deeply influenced by her life in Mexico City. The subjects of her artworks are in a constant state of flux, but an element that is always present is the search for something that breaks the normalcy of everyday life. Hernández addresses this desire in multiple ways, from finding greater meaning in domestic objects and scenes to using supernatural elements and symbolism to address themes of modern life.