Simard Bilodeau Contemporary presents “Palimpsest”– the first solo show of LA-based artist Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, featuring both his colorful abstract paintings and his cast and fabricated bronze sculptures.
Raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, Hernandez began his artistic journey as a graffiti writer known as “Heaven.” Through the years his work evolved from street murals to bold fine art, exhibiting in many group shows and local museums, including the Pasadena Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, the later for Dark Progressivism. He has worked on several internationally acclaimed public works, including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington DC, and Our Lady of Angels Cathedral doors here in LA. Creating art for nearly 20 years, his early work was also included in the Getty Graffiti Black Book, which featured over 150 of LA’s most influential graffiti artists.
Known for his strong colors and often geometric shapes, his mixed-media works on canvas or wood panel are striking and impactful. His sculptural pieces in highly polished or powder-coated bronze illustrate his skill at creating balanced and dynamic contemporary work.
“Palimpsest” by Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez
May 17 – June 16, 2018
Thursday, May 17th, 6-9 pm
Simard Bilodeau Contemporary
1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. Suite 100
LA, CA 90021