A Bad Hombre
September 19th – Oct 5th 2019
Opening reception September 19th, 6-8 pm
VIP preview September 19th, 5-6 pm
Gallery hrs Tuesday – Sunday 12-6pm
Local Project is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by New York born Latinx artist Juan Hinojosa.
Constructed from found objects, his complex works on paper and sculptures intimately challenge greed, obsessive consumption, and the social stratification of American culture. This new body of work dives into his personal / complex relationship with Christianity, the concept of family, and what it means to be a person of color in these troubling times in America. As the term “A bad hombre” became part of the American vernacular about three years ago it lingered in his mind because it immediately placed an unwanted stamp on the face of every brown skin man, woman, and child.
Suddenly he was no longer Juan, he became an enemy of the nation he was born in, loves, and will always call home.
Hinojosa received his BFA from Parsons School of Design and was awarded residencies at Material for the Arts (New York), the Vermont Studio Center (Vermont), & Aljira Center for Contemporary Art (New Jersey). In 2016 and 2019 he was awarded the NEW WORKS GRANT from the Queens Council on the Arts. Hinojosa’s work has been featured in The New York Times, the Woodside Herald, and Open House New York. His solo exhibitions include “ALL MINE” at Union College (New York), “Ready for Their Stones” at Allegra LaViola Gallery (New York), and he was part of the 2011 Biennial at El Museo del Barrio (New York).