Hyphenated: The Works of Dan Hernandez and Arturo Rodriguez
Each year, the School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) invites visiting artists to campus to exhibit their work and share their ideas, influences, research, and motivations with students, faculty, and the public. This fall SVAD is partnering with the McKissick Museum to showcase the works of Dan Hernandez and Arturo Rodriguez at the University’s museum. Both artists work with a variety of borrowed imagery ranging from video games to pre-renaissance painting (Hernandez) and from cartoons to American home décor (Rodriguez). In their working processes, both artists combine these source materials in different ways to create new visual forms. Much like hyphenated words, these forms function as the product of their parts, but also suggest new meaning through their unique composition.