Provisions is a meditation on the transformative experience of food, and the married duo examines the disruptive power of providing for those you love, to slow down a busy life and make a meal. Integral to that examination are the places that give us provisions. Hernández and Whelan consider the unexamined journey of our food, with landmarks like roadside signs and market stalls, fields and baskets, on its way to the kitchen. The humble food object is the land, the sun, the farmer, the field, the market, the knife, and the plate; it contains the potential to love, to grow, and to transform.

A duo show with Ryan Whelan
November 10th - December 7th 2018
1523b Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94612

“Letreros del tianguis (Market signs)” 
Installation. Acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions vary

“Ingredientes del lstmo 1
(Ingredients from the Isthmus 1)”
Acrylic on canvas
58 x 48 inches

(Market vendor)”

Acrylic on canvas
42 x 42 inches



“Desde la milpa se ve el mundo entero
(From the milpa you see the whole world)”

Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches

“Flor de calabaza
(Squash Blossom)”

Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches

“Jueves de Tianguis 
(Market Thursdays)”
Acrylic on canvas
46 x 42 inches

“Ingredientes del lstmo 2 
(Ingredients from the Isthmus 2)”

Acrylic on canvas
38 x 44 inches

Hernández depicts the markets of Mexico City, where the pink canopies cast a rosy glow over vendors’ goods,
often cut into sculptural objects for display. She describes stepping into the market, within a bustling city and yet so far removed that it becomes a self-contained world, a privilege to those who exist in that space. Oasis-like, Hernández’s market offers a shift in perspective,
where food is an expression of artistry.

“Bajo la luz rosa del Tianguis 1
(Under the market’s pink light 1)”
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 62 inches

“Bajo la luz rosa del Tianguis 2
(Under the market’s pink light 2)”

Acrylic on canvas
48 x 42 inches

“Bajo la luz rosa del Tianguis 3
(Under the market’s pink light 3)”

Acrylic on canvas
48 x 42 inches