Anthony Hernandez: Screened Pictures X

September 8 - October 22, 2022
  • Yancey Richardson is pleased to present Screened Pictures X, an exhibition of photographs by Anthony Hernandez showcasing the most recent development in the artist’s career-long exploration of the urban landscape of his native Los Angeles. Since Hernandez began photographing in the 1960’s, his formally rigorous work has drawn attention to parts of the city that might otherwise be overlooked, such as bus stops or corporate plazas, along with the people using them - often those living on the margins of society.

  • Screened Pictures X presents glimpses of Los Angeles viewed through a handmade screen, referencing the perforated metal siding of bus stop enclosures through which ordinary residents using public transportation might experience their surroundings. Viewed through the screen, these carefully composed scenes appear more painterly than photographic as they shift between the crisp focus of the metal screen and the haziness of the scenes behind them, oscillating between surface and depth, near and far, representation and abstraction. 

    • Anthony Hernandez Screened Pictures X #107, 2018/2019 Archival Pigment Print 57 x 82 inches Edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Screened Pictures X #107, 2018/2019
      Archival Pigment Print
      57 x 82 inches
      Edition of 5
      $28,000.00
    • Anthony Hernandez Screened Pictures X #89, 2018/2019 Archival Pigment Print 57 x 82 inches edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Screened Pictures X #89, 2018/2019
      Archival Pigment Print
      57 x 82 inches
      edition of 5
      $28,000.00
  • "As with all of Hernandez’s work, the Screened Pictures are not just formal explorations but also subtle commentaries on cultural issues of contemporary import. While the screens he pictures are analog, they simultaneously refer to the digital ones that dominate our lives. The work reminds us that our experience of the world today is increasingly mediated by screens that obscure and alter what we see. We use screens to scan and consume, just as we are screened and scanned by surveillance technology everywhere we go. We might look to screens for clarity, but often what we receive is more akin to the abstract conglomerations of color and form that Hernandez depicts through the side of a bus shelter." - Erin O'Toole, Head of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • 'I always had the thought that I was using photography in a different way with the screens. That I could,...

    ANTHONY HERNANDEZ
    Screened Pictures #122, 2021

    Archival Pigment Print

    57 x 82 inches

    Edition of 5

    $28,000.00

    "I always had the thought that I was using photography in a different way with the screens. That I could, so to speak, paint and draw photographically." - Anthony Hernandez
  • 'I was born and raised in L.A. It became like my studio. I love the idea that L.A. is so...

    Screened Pictures X #90, 2018/2019

    Archival pigment print 

    Edition of 5

    57 x 82 inches

    $28,000

    "I was born and raised in L.A. It became like my studio. I love the idea that L.A. is so rich, that I haven’t exhausted it. Because how can you exhaust L.A.?” - Anthony Hernandez

    • Anthony Hernandez Screened Pictures X #124, 2021 Archival Pigment Print 57 x 82 inches Edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Screened Pictures X #124, 2021
      Archival Pigment Print
      57 x 82 inches
      Edition of 5
      $28,000.00
    • Anthony Hernandez Screened Pictures X #118, 2021 Archival Pigment Print 57 x 82 inches Edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Screened Pictures X #118, 2021
      Archival Pigment Print
      57 x 82 inches
      Edition of 5
      $28,000.00
  • Syracuse

    Hernandez's 1983 project Syracuse continues his 1980-81 series Public Use Areas which portrays individuals in public spaces throughout Los Angeles. In Syracuse Hernandez captures private moments of repose within a public space, depicting lone office-workers in deserted civic plazas, taking a break from work while resting on a bench or the edge of a fountain, seemingly lost in thought. As with Screened Pictures X, Hernandez encourages us to consider the tensions present within the urban streetscape and the way in which people both shape and are shaped by the spaces they occupy. 
    • Anthony Hernandez Syracuse #4, 1983/2022 Archival Pigment Print 39 5/8 x 54 inches Edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Syracuse #4, 1983/2022
      Archival Pigment Print
      39 5/8 x 54 inches
      Edition of 5
      $14,000.00
    • Anthony Hernandez Syracuse #2, 1983/2022 Archival Pigment Print 39 5/8 x 54 inches Edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Syracuse #2, 1983/2022
      Archival Pigment Print
      39 5/8 x 54 inches
      Edition of 5
      $14,000.00
  • ANTHONY HERNANDEZ Syracuse #1, 1983/2022 Archival Pigment Print 39 5/8 x 54 inches Edition of 5 $14,000.00
    ANTHONY HERNANDEZ
    Syracuse #1, 1983/2022
    Archival Pigment Print
    39 5/8 x 54 inches
    Edition of 5
    $14,000.00
    • Anthony Hernandez Syracuse #6, 1983/2022 Archival Pigment Print 39 5/8 x 54 inches Edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Syracuse #6, 1983/2022
      Archival Pigment Print
      39 5/8 x 54 inches
      Edition of 5
      $14,000.00
    • Anthony Hernandez Syracuse #3, 1983/2022 Archival Pigment Print 39 5/8 x 54 inches Edition of 5
      Anthony Hernandez
      Syracuse #3, 1983/2022
      Archival Pigment Print
      39 5/8 x 54 inches
      Edition of 5
      $14,000.00
  • Born in Los Angeles in 1947, Anthony Hernandez lives and works in Los Angeles and Fairfield, Idaho. His work has been exhibited at numerous institutions, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth; the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Seattle Art Museum; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; and the Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris. His work is included in many major public collections including J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. Hernandez is a recipient of the 1999 Rome Prize and has been named a United States Artists Fellow (2009). Monographs include Anthony Hernandez (SFMOMA); Waiting, Sitting, Fishing and Some Automobiles (Loosestrife Editions); Everything (Nazraeli Press); Pictures for Rome (Smart Art Press); Sons of Adam: Landscapes for the Homeless II (Musee de L’Elysee and Centre National de la Photographie); Landscapes for the Homeless (Sprengel Museum); and Anthony Hernandez (Vancouver Art Museum).