Although she’s not commonly described as a surrealist, there’s a surreal, dreamy quality in Judithe Hernandez’s art that contributes an eerie, yet calm feeling upon seeing it.
Hernandez, a venerated figure of the Los Angeles muralist movement in the 1970s, has presented her colorful pastel murals on paper across the world in such institutions as the Smithsonia, National Museum of Mexican Art, the Getty and beyond, as well as public sites like Metro Expo Line in Santa Monica, poetry books and murals.
The exhibition “Judithe Hernandez: A Dream is the Shadow of Something Real”— the first solo show by a Chicano artist at MoLAA— showcases her latest works on paper, and a promise of an exciting dive into the evocative, vivid mind of the longtime female artist.
“Judithe Hernandez: A Dream is the Shadow of Something Real” at Museum of Latin America Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, (562) 437-1689; molaa.org. Opens Sat., 11 a.m. $7/$10. Through Feb. 17, 2019.
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers film and previously contributed to the OCW’s long-running fashion column, Trendzilla. Don’t ask her what her favorite movie is unless you want to hear her lengthy defense of Showgirls.