The Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York is currently hosting their first Anthony Hernandez exhibit featuring two of his most critically acclaimed series: “Landscapes for the Homeless” and “Public Transit.” Neither one of these series have been on view in New York City until now. The exhibit will be running from September 15 to October 21, 2017.
“Landscapes for the Homeless #18″
“Landscapes for the Homeless #38″
Landscapes for the Homeless — This photo series details the empty encampments found under the freeway overpasses and in vacant lots found at the edge of Downtown Los Angeles where the homeless take shelter. The series includes color photography taken between 1988 and 1991. Hernandez examines the conditions and materials used by the homeless to create some semblance of privacy or comfort.
“Public Transit #13″
“Public Transit #45″
Public Transit — In this body of work from 1979 to 1980, Hernandez switches from a handheld 35mm to a 5 x 7” large format camera and tripod. The photographs taken for the series were made at bus stops throughout the city, capturing the isolation of an urban metropolis and detailing views of a desolate landscape only peopled by the Los Angeles underclass.
Landscapes for the Homeless and Public Transit
Yancey Richardson Gallery
525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
On view: September 8 – October 21, 2017
* Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-8pm