Commons Lab Residency:
October 1 – 30, 2019
We Will Congregate: Platforms & Wool
Visiting artist residency | October 1-30, 2019
Exhibition | October 30-December 13, 2019
Renée Petropoulos and Arturo Hernández | A Backstrap Weaving Demonstration and Workshop
Sunday October 6 | 2-4 PM
Virginia Avenue Park | 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica
Renée Petropoulos and Arturo Hernández | Directed Reading
Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 2-4 pm
Tongva Park | 1615 Ocean Avenue
Renée Petropoulos and Arturo Hernández| Exhibition Reception
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 6 – 8 PM
18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery | 1639 18th Street
Arturo Hernández is a master weaver of Zapotec descent. Since the age of 7, he began learning the ancestral techniques of the backstrap and pedal weaving, and natural dyes. He moved to the US at age 21, but 20 years later, he returned to Mexico and established his textile workshop where he creates unique weaving designs along with other people from the local Mitla community. Together, they expand the interest and production of the textile and natural weaving techniques through eco-friendly and organic products such as wool and cotton.
Hernández has been collaborating with LA artist Renée Petropoulos for several years. Both participated in the exhibition Bajo la Bóveda Azul Cobalto, 2019 (Oaxaca, Mexico) organized by Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO). Arturo Hernández lives and works in Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico.