The Cherry-Land Art Gallery & René Capone present …
“ FROM THE PAST & INTO THE FUTURE “
An art show of work by Artist & Storyteller Lamberto Roque Hernandez
Show runs May 27th - August 31. Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 2-8pm
Lamberto Roque Hernandez displays a body of work encompassing his ideas as a writer, artist & educator for nearly 30 years. Originally from Oaxaca Mexico he came to America as an immigrant youth longing to express himself and his homeland. Receiving a teaching credential from Mills College in Oakland, CA he went on to become an artist who's work carries the messages of the past ensuring the arrival into the future.
Books written by Hernandez will be available at the Reception. “Here I Am” first published in 2008, his first book in English & “Cartas a Crispina” published in 2002, now in it’s second edition.
The artwork of Hernandez is based on symbols from Mexico’s pre European colonization made with site specific pigments from his home town of Oaxaca. Chile powder, coffee grinds, cochinilla, clay & mushroom pigments just to name a few. Re discovering and reusing surfaces is a major theme in Lamberto’s work such as in the piece titled “Clouds” (above) made on wood from 1933. Working on recycled surfaces reinforces his ideas of living in harmony with our environment.