Tony Hernandez: New Paintings
Jun 15 — Aug 19, 2017
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Tony Hernandez is haunted by photographs of children who perished in the Holocaust. He is also preoccupied with images of boys and girls who struggled through the Great Depression, especially in the ghettos of the Bronx where his grandparents lived. “Unlike adults, children are powerless,” he says. “They’re usually the ones to suffer the most from man’s supreme ability to be ignorant throughout history.” Imbued with a rich symbolism of his own creation, Hernandez’s paintings of pre- adolescent boys and girls grapple with this powerlessness, as well as the “mind of wonder” that sustains children even in the darkest hours.