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Sergio Hernández: 'Embers of Oaxaca'

Every week from November 12, 2022 until February 12, 2023.
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Monday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
San Diego Museum of Art
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

From the museum:
Sergio Hernández (b. 1957, Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México) is among the leading contemporary Mexican artists today and is currently based in Oaxaca in southern Mexico. After completing his studies at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Hernández gained international recognition after exhibiting his work in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. His iconography often reflects his own Indigenous heritage, and that of his native region of Oaxaca, including the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures of Mesoamerica. He also focuses on the wonders of the natural world, including native species of southern Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, and constellations of the night sky. Hernández’s printmaking—following in the tradition of fellow Oaxaqueños Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo, and his use of local materials such as cochineal (the beetle-based red pigment developed before the Spanish conquest by Indigenous Zapotec artists and subsequently exported around the world as the “perfect” red), tie his art-making practice to important local and Indigenous traditions.

Funding for this exhibition is made possible by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the members of The San Diego Museum of Art.

On view Nov. 12, 2022 through Feb. 12, 2023.

Related Programs and Events
Saturday, November 12: 10:00 a.m.–noon: Members' Preview
Monday, November 14: 7:00–8:30 p.m.: Axline Lecture

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