Jan. 28 - Mar. 6 - Weird Western Artwork Exhibit

Date: January 28–March 6, 2023

Location: Palmetto Center for the Arts Gallery

  • College, Northwest Vista College, Featured, Faculty & Staff, Students, Alumni, Community, Arts & Culture

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January 28 - March 6, 2023
Palmetto Center for the Arts Gallery

Carlos Hernandez is a Houston-based artist and printmaker from Lubbock, TX. He is a founding partner of Burning Bones press, a member of printmaking collective Outlaw Printmakers, and a graduate of the Texas Tech Graphic Design Program. His colorful, graphic silkscreens embrace the element of discovery inherent to printmaking. Hernandez's densely layered works on paper combine found elements with drawings, pattern, and text. Sketchbooks are an important part of his creative practice, a few of which have been lent for this exhibition. He has designed gig posters for artists ranging from The Smashing Pumpkins to ZZ Top, as well as corporate work for Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Google, Levi's, and more. His artwork can be found in in the collections of the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institute.

Artist Lecture & Workshop

- Lecture: 11am in PCA 125 & on Zoom
- Workshop: 'Outlaw Sketchbooks'
A hands-on creative practice workshop with Carlos Hernandez.
9am-3pm in PCA 125; Registration is limited & available soon.

My work reproduces familiar visual images, drawn or found, arranging or collaging them into new conceptually layered pieces. For me, the discipline of printmaking is the process of discovery; I love how the process has a feeling of unpredictability. In creating my work, I am drawn to discarded and found graphics and like to incorporate hand-drawn elements, old ads and dirty patterns to add to my illustration and collage work.

The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has been showcased through a variety of gallery shows and projects that include the music industry, restaurant and retail design, and corporate work. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio located in the Houston Heights and has served as an instructor of Screen Printing at Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. Career highlights included serving as the 2019 Artist-In-Residence at the renowned Hatch Show Print, which culminated in a show at the Haley Gallery; becoming a part of the print collection at The Smithsonian Institute; being tapped as the official commemorative poster artist for the Austin City Limits Music Festival; and his work with childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Carlos’ work as a visiting artist has taken him to Pratt NY, Parsons NY, New York School of Art, IPCNY, Ft Wayne Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Self Help Graphics- Los Angeles, Duke University, Frogman’s, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and more.

Corporate work has included Apple, Levis, American Express, Miller Brewing Company, Google, Lincoln Motor Company, Live Nation, New West Records, C3 Presents, Hohner USA, and more. His work has been featured in the Communication Arts Typography annual, the Communication Arts Illustration annual, and the book Mexican Graphics by Korero Books-UK. He has received awards from American Institute of Graphic Artists, American Advertising Federation, and the American Marketing Association. He is a member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers and is a graduate of the Texas Tech Graphic Design Program.

Presented by Northwest Vista College Fine Art
Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee