No. 602: Christina Fernandez, “Endless,” Bridget Riley

Episode No. 602 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Christina Fernandez and curators Nolan Jimbo and Rachel Federman.

Fernandez’s work is included in the Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles’ post-renovation-and-expansion debut exhibition “Together in Time: Selections from the Hammer’s Contemporary Collection.” It’s on view through August 20.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth is also showing “Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures,” a survey of Fernandez’s career, through July 9. It was curated by Joanna Szupinska and Chon Noriega. A fine catalogue was published by the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, which organized the show, and the Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles. Fernandez is a photographer whose work examines migration, labor, gender, and Mexican American identity. Amazon and Bookshop offer it for about $50.

Jimbo is the curator of “Endless,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition brings together art that touches upon the concept of infinity, including works by Hiroshi Sugimoto, David Lamelas, Etel Adnan, and Charles Gaines. It’s on view through April 14, 2024.

With Cynthia Burlingham and Jay A. Clarke, Federman is the co-curator of “Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio,” a survey of Riley’s drawing practice primarily drawn from the artist’s own collection. It is on view at the Hammer through May 28 before traveling to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Morgan Library, New York. An excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Modern Art Press, London. Amazon and Bookshop offer it for about $30.

Instagram: Christina Fernandez, Nolan Jimbo, Tyler Green.

Air date: May 18, 2023.

Christina Fernandez, 1919, Portland, Colorado from María’s Great Expedition, 1995-96.

Christina Fernandez, Chola, from the installation Guillermina Tellez, 1995.

Christina Fernandez, Untitled Multiple Exposure #4 (Bravo), 1999.

Christina Fernandez, Untitled (Gennie I), from the series Alienation, 1988.

Christina Fernandez, Untitled Farmworkers, 1989/2000. Installation view of “Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun, Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, August 24–December 18, 2022.

Christina Fernandez, Coverstitch, from the series Manuela S-T-I-T-C-H-E-D, 1996-2000.

Christina Fernandez, Starline Fashion from the series Manuela S-T-I-T-C-H-E-D, 2000.

Christina Fernandez, Lavanderia #1 from the series Lavanderia, 2002.

Christina Fernandez, Lavanderia #3 from the series Lavanderia, 2002.

Lewis Baltz, North Wall Steelcase, 1123 Warner Avenue, Tustin, California, 1974.

Christina Fernandez, Bench (Debs Park) from the series Sereno, 2006.

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Time Exposed, 1991.

David Lamelas, Situación de cuatro placas de aluminio (Four Changeable Plaques), 1966.

Etel Adnan, Untitled, 1988.

Charles Gaines, Regression Group #4, 1973–74.

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