Friday, June 4, 2010

Studio Gallery Intern Review

Juan Hernandez's "Dark City: Escalator" displays the cold and segregated reality of city life. The work depicts three figures riding an escalator during their daily commute. The figures stand rigidly with their eyes pointed sharply toward the ground in an attempt to avoid any contact with each other. A dim light from the top of the escalator allows only the impressions of their facial features to show through the shadows. The anonymity of the figures reflects the sad truth that in a city of so many people, social contact is so rare. Hernandez's use of dark colors and blurred images adds to the impersonality of the emotionless figures. "Dark City: Escalator" is one of two of Hernandez's "Dark City" works on display on the third floor of Studio Gallery, so please stop by and take a look.

Brannon Holman
Studio Gallery Intern
The George Washington University 2013

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