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Retazos: New Works by Alexander Hernandez in Residence at New Museum Los Gatos
On view through October 9, 2022
New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)
Los Gatos, California

New Museum Los Gatos presents our inaugural artist in residence exhibition, with “Retazos: New Works by Alexander Hernandez” in Residence at New Museum Los Gatos.

NUMU’s Artist Residency engages artists who tell their own stories to reinterpret what it means to be a part of Los Gatos and beyond, in the San Francisco Bay Area community. Hernandez found inspiration in the Los Gatos History Collection’s garments, pop-culture artifacts, and patterned textiles to create new quilts and soft sculptures that recall nostalgia for Americana from the perspective of a queer Mexican boy growing up in the 1990s. With lyrics and verse, he weaves a tactile and universal experience of emotion and memory.

[Image: Alexander Hernandez, “I was So Happy (Era Tan Feliz)” (2022). Deconstructed quilt, fabric remnants, spray paint, lace, and appliques]