An image from Juan Fernandez's "Fabricated" Series
Facade and Fabricated are visually different, with the conceptual cores remaining the same. Fernandez uses common materials, compositions, and subject matter to allow anyone to access the work visually. His interest lies in the relationship between the aesthetic presentation of the images versus his social commentary. Facade is a project that uses architecture to speak about ideas of isolation and oppression, while Fabricated uses studio techniques to make allusions towards ideas of social constructs, including ideas about race, identity, and class.
Fernandez's concern in the perception of the construct is rooted within his own personal experiences. The social fabric permeates the human existence. His work asks the viewer to examine the reasons and choices that created these foundations. The use of utilitarian architecture or common materials correlates the commonality of the structures to the way in which a social construct operates.
Show runs through Sunday, March 17th, 2013
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Las Manos Gallery
1515 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60640