Anthony Hernandez

When
Fri Dec 9 (full schedule below)
Where
SFMOMA
Time
10am-6pm, Thu till 9pm
Tags
Art Exhibit, Arts, Museums
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Description

Anthony Hernandez is the first retrospective to honor the more than 45-year career of this major American photographer. Featuring approximately 160 photographs — many never shown before — the exhibition includes a remarkably varied body of work united by its formal beauty and its subtle consideration of contemporary social issues. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony Hernandez developed his own individual style of street photography, one attuned to the desolate allure and sprawling expanses of his hometown. Over the course of his career, he has deftly moved from black-and-white to color photography, from 35mm to large-format cameras, and from the human figure to the landscape to abstracted detail. Highlights from the exhibition include black-and-white photographs from the early 1970s taken on the streets of downtown L.A., color pictures made on Rodeo Drive in the mid-1980s, and selections from his critically acclaimed series Landscapes for the Homeless, completed in 1991. Although Hernandez has turned his lens on other cities — including Rome, Italy, and various American locales — Los Angeles, and especially the regions inhabited by the working class, the poor, and the homeless, has been his most enduring subject.

Generous support for Anthony Hernandez is provided by Randi and Bob Fisher. Additional support is provided by The Black Dog Private Foundation.

Image Credit: Anthony Hernandez, Forever #20, 2007, printed 2013; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Anthony Hernandez

Schedule

SFMOMA
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA
Fri Dec 9 (10am-6pm, Thu till 9pm)
Sat Dec 10 (10am-6pm, Thu till 9pm)
Sun Dec 11 (10am-6pm, Thu till 9pm)
Mon Dec 12 (10am-6pm, Thu till 9pm)
Tue Dec 13 (10am-6pm, Thu till 9pm)

Location

  1. SFMOMA
    151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA