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Dan Hernandez and Arturo Rodriguez

2021 - 2022 Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artists

Dan Hernandez creates intricate tableaux that blend religious iconography with the contemporary visual language of video games, two genres which somehow collapse seamlessly together in farcical send-ups of culture and society. His paintings explore the visual dialog between religion, mythology, and pop culture. He is represented at Kim Foster Gallery in New York City. His work is exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and has been written about in a number of publications including ARTnews, HyperAllergic, Artillery Magazine, Arte Fuse, Gizmodo, Der Spiegel.  Dan was selected for an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellency Award in 2011 and in 2015.

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Arturo Rodriguez work deals with the particular issues that arise from a separation thru exile. “I make paintings, prints, and mixed media works that are rooted in my experience as someone who finds it difficult to identify with a cultural group.” As a native Cuban, he has lived most of his life in the United States. Most recently he has been awarded a  2006-07 Individual Artist Excellence Award from The Ohio Arts Council.

Exhibition: September 13th - October 21st, 2021 at McKissick Museum

Lecture by Dan Hernandez: September 13th, 6:00 PM. Register for your tickets online or by calling 803-777-7251. Livestream the lecture on Blackboard Collaborate.

Lecture by Arturo Rodriguez: October 21st, 6:00 PM at McKissick Museum. Please call 803-777-7251 to reserve your seat.

Coordinators: Brent Dedas and Lana Burgess 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.