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Sergio Hernández: Funámbulo de la Noche

Date: 01/29/2014

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Quarter Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free


Sergio Hernández
Funámbulo de la Noche
Tightrope Walker of the Night

A one-person exhibition of wood engravings by the Mexican artist Sergio Hernández.

Exhibition Dates
January 21 through February 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Public Reception hosted by Alberto Fierro Garza, the Consul of México

Exhibition Location and Hours
Quarter Gallery
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, 612/624-7530
Parking available nearby at the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply
Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Accessibility and Cost
The Quarter Gallery is wheelchair-accessible. The exhibition and public reception are free and open to the public.

The Quarter Gallery at the Regis Center for Art presents Funámbulo de la Noche (Tightrope Walker of the Night) a one-person exhibition of wood engravings by the Mexican artist Sergio Hernández. The exhibition highlights pieces created over the past decade, including 13 large-scale wood engravings. The artworks touch on themes we associate with the night: dreams, sensuality, unconsciousness, and death. Hernández has said “in producing art, the artist is breaking mental state and is not passive, but active.” He says that as he has grown older his work has grown “more refined, more sober and more free.”

Artist Biography
Sergio Hernández studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas and the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City. He is regarded as one of the most original and innovative contemporary Oaxacan artists. Like many artists in Oaxaca, Mexico he is inspired and influenced by the region's light, and also pays tribute to the colors of the Oaxacan earth and the Mixteca culture. Hernández also works with ceramics, painting and sculpture. In these different media he is concerned with producing people and organic forms out of the shapes and textures of wood, plants and seeds. Themes in his art have varied and developed, related to the countries where he has lived. Over the past two decades he has spent time in Portugal, Paris, and Florence and three months touring Jordan, Morocco, Egypt and Turkey. His works are known for their technical virtuosity and rendering of movement. Among his many individual museum exhibitions was the retrospective featuring works from 1982-1999, organized in 2000 by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo (Rufino Tamayo International Museum of Contemporary Art), Mexico City.

The Minneapolis presentation of this exhibition was made possible by the Consulate of Mexico in Minnesota. This activity is further made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices.


  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery


Parking is available in the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply.

More information: http://art.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, Department of Art, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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