AT HERNANDEZ’S DAY OF THE DEAD ROCK STARS EXHIBIT
Art Exhibit Highlighting Legendary Musicians Opens
Saturday, October 27 at Record Ranch Gallery
HOUSTON, TEXAS…The musicians may be gone, but their legend lives on in Carlos Hernandez’s “Till Death Do Us Part” Day of the Dead Rock Stars series on display at Record Ranch Gallery located inside Cactus Music (2110 Portsmouth) from October 27 through January 2013. The Houston artist’s unique exhibit will memorialize deceased recording artists from rock, country, jazz and blues in the tradition of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Musicians will include Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Elvis, Selena, Etta James, Gil Scott Heron, John Bonham, and more. An artist’s reception, which is open to the public, will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at Record Ranch Gallery. Saint Arnold Brewing Company will provide refreshments.
An artist from Houston, Carlos Hernandez finds his “Day of the Dead Rock Stars” series allows him the ability to merge his love of music and Day of the Dead culture. As with last year’s show, Hernandez will continue using the screenprinting method to produce his original pieces, in addition to adding woodcut and lithography to his printmaking repertoire for the show.
“This is my sixth year doing my Day of the Dead Rock Stars show at the Record Ranch Gallery, and it’s exciting to me to look back at how not only my art, but also the process of producing the art, has evolved,” Hernandez said. “Each year I look forward to bringing new styles to this series, to make it a fresh, fun show for attendees.
Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, Santana, BB King and more. His work has been featured inthe 2011 Communication Arts Typography annual and the 2011 Communication Arts Illustration annual, the 2012 Communication Arts Illustration annual and was also recently published in the 2012 book Mexican Graphics by Korero Books-UK. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a Houston printmaking studio, that collaborates with artists to produce limited editions of original printed pieces, as well as contract, collaborative printing for other publishers, dealers, institutions and more. After receiving a design degree from Texas Tech University, Carlos Hernandez moved to Houston from his hometown of good ol’ Lubbock, Texas (Home of Buddy Holly) and pursued work as a graphic designer and illustrator, while continuing his fine art. One of his career highlights has been his work with childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.
Opened in 2007, the Record Ranch Gallery showcases local and national artists whose art features a music edge. In addition to Hernandez, previous shows have included works by Tim Easton, Stephanie Alexander, Robin Kachantones, Steve Harris, and Will Johnson, among others.
Celebrated throughout Mexico and the Southwest states, Día de los Muertos coincides with the Christian All Saints (November 1) and All Souls Days (November 2). On these two days, elaborate Día de los Muertos altars with photos and memorabilia are created in honor of the deceased.
For more information, contact Cactus Music at 713.526.9272 or www.cactusmusictx.com. View more of Carlos Hernandez’s artwork at www.carloshernandezart.com.