Taking inspiration from the solo albums of hip hop artists, Edgar Fernandez uses Creations from Within, Vol. 2 as an opportunity to showcase his commitment to his craft and display ten years of artistic growth since his first solo exhibition in 2013. Disrupting the myth of the lone creative genius, Fernandez invited a group of artists with diverse talents to collaborate on the exhibited pieces, adding new perspectives and context to his artworks. The contributions from his collaborators are like features, samples, or guest producers on a hip-hop album, each facet further proof that no one makes great work alone.
The works in Creations from Within, Vol. 2 explore the stream-of-consciousness approach that has helped Fernandez express his most authentic self. The disparate works are unified through a symbolic color palette that visually and conceptually connects the images: gold represents light and energy; black symbolizes balance and groundedness; red indicates resilience and ancestral wisdom. He hopes viewers can tap into their own creative power to transform their stories, their perspectives, and their futures.
Saturday, August 19, 6 – 8pm
Mark your calendar for the opening celebration for Creations from Within, Vol. 2!