The Artist Studio at One Colorado presents Gregory Michael Hernandez, Artist-in-Residence.
Pasadena, CA – Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado present Los Angeles-based artist Gregory Michael Hernandez as the Artist-in-Residence at The Artist Studio at One Colorado. The residency will run from July 2 through October 27, 2012. The Artist Studio, located at 24 Smith Alley in Pasadena’s One Colorado complex, is an interactive artist space in which visitors are invited to engage with artists as they work. While in residence, Gregory Michael Hernandez will maintain open studio hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10am-5pm, and on Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Studio visits are free and open to the public. Armory and One Colorado are pleased to continue their over ten- year collaboration presenting innovative programs that introduce the arts and artists into daily life.
In his residency entitled A Bridge Between Landscapes, Gregory Michael Hernandez will create hybrid forms, images, and projects that metaphorically bridge two or more locations, combining his working materials and influences and mingling images from both desert wilderness and urban built environments. While at work in The Artist Studio Hernandez will be preparing a solo exhibition at Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Culver City in 2013.
Hernandez considers his work to be an ongoing, slow evolution from one body of work to the next, using preceding projects as conceptual stepping stones for those in the future. In accordance with his mission to construct a grander, hybrid art form, visitors will have the opportunity to both experience and witness this interactive process. Therefore, The Artist Studio will be used as an intersection between a gallery, a workshop, and a think-tank for the germination of future projects. Hernandez invites discussions with other artists and the public in order to cultivate inspiration for future work.
In conjunction with his residency Hernandez will make his signature Captive Universe pieces available to visitors. These photographic collages are comprised of 26 individual photographs that, when assembled, offer a panoramic, three-dimensional expansion of Renaissance one-point perspective. Visitors will be provided materials to cut, fold, and shape these photo-globes, which may then be taken home or given to the artist to be integrated into a future exhibition.
Gregory Michael Hernandez lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of Biola University, Hernandez has had solo shows at LAX Art and Emma Gray Headquarters, both in Culver City. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Torrance Art Museum, Gallery 727, and the L.A. Municipal Gallery. The artist is a 2011 recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists and received a grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department for a project at LAX Airport. He is preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition at Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Culver City, in 2013.
About the Armory: The Armory Center for the Arts, in Pasadena, California, builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through presenting, creating, teaching, and discussing contemporary visual art. The organization’s department of exhibitions mounts over 25 visual arts exhibitions each year at its main facility and in locations throughout the City of Pasadena. In addition, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to more than fifty schools and community sites. The Armory believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. For more information please visit www.armoryarts.org.
About One Colorado: One Colorado is an outdoor shopping and dining destination on one city block in the heart of Old Pasadena. The property unites 17 individual historical buildings; in addition to its retailers and restaurants One Colorado offers public art programs, cultural events, and entertainment. For more information please visit www.onecolorado.com.
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2012
Contact: Calvin Phelps, Armory Center for the Arts
Phone: (626) 792-5101 x 130