Erick Alejandro Hernández: night is a narrow edge

1411 Newton Street Los Angeles, CA 90021
Sep 15, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Oct 21, 2023
Murmurs is delighted to present Erick Alejandro Hernández’s Los Angeles debut: night is a narrow edge, an exhibition of large-scale figurative paintings that endeavor to hold opposing forces of loss and tenderness, presence and absence together in a finite visual moment. Like the imminent exhale of a long-held breath, Hernández’s compositions are simultaneously imbued with and informed by a sense of place inextricable from loss.

Erick Alejandro Hernández (b. 1994) is an artist from Matanzas, Cuba living and working in New Haven, CT. He received his BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. Hernández’s practice is invested in exploring how traditional techniques like oil painting and drawing can shift material forms in order to hold complex individual and collective histories. Revolving around overarching narratives such as a car crash or the death of a loved one, his paintings are investigative allegories exploring individual and shared experiences like grief, assimilation, and exile.

Hernández has been a fellow at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Oxbow, Yaddo, Macdowell, Mass MoCA, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, among others. Recent group and solo exhibitions include The Mistake Room (Los Angeles, CA), Perrotin (New York, NY), Yossi Milo (New York, NY), Harper’s Books (East Hampton, NY), and Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA).