The Full Circle Nine Gallery will feature aerosol-stencil painter Joy Hernandez, and her show, “On, Ever On” will be the featured for the August First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, August 3rd. The show will premiere 6-9pm, and admission is free.
“I’ve spent my life in both rural and urban environments,” says Hernandez. “It’s an interesting juxtaposition to me, and I wanted to capture the beautiful sights and calming feelings from the rural part of my life, in the harder-edged stylings of aerosol stencil work. ‘On, Ever On” is kind of old painted saws meet street art.”
About Joy Hernandez
Joy Hernandez is the founder of Full Circle Nine Gallery, and has been showing her art around Indianapolis and Muncie since 2010. Originally from Kewanee, Illinois, she attended the Institute of Art in Chicago, studying animation, before transferring to the University of Indianapolis to major in Communication, especially news photography and electronic media.
“I joke that I have dual-citizenship, between the small town-rural world, and the bustling chaos of larger cities like Chicago or Indy,” Hernandez said. “I wanted to reflect that in my work, because those are two large elements of me; the feeling of comfort in either place. They’re not one or the other, it’s an appreciation of both.”
Hernandez uses a stenciling technique and blends or fades to bring about her ideas, usually on canvas. She will often add to areas with acrylic paint, but always works in a bright color palette with dark lines to set off contrast. The recent recipient of the “Long Live Frida” Purchase Award, Hernandez takes pride in her smooth blends and eye-catching color choices.
About the Full Circle Nine Gallery
The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com