Ana Fernandez re-contextualizes her San Antonio neighborhood, weaving elements of romanticism and the paranormal into large scale paintings. Each mysterious home portrait is strewn with clues that decorate each home’s exterior. These works combine familiar domestic elements with subtle, sometimes eerie, hints of the unknown, the fantastic and the supernatural. This series of paintings, couched in realism, combines elements of superstition, true crime, and the occult with sex, murder, and the peculiarities of lawn decoration. Fernandez summons the voyeur in us yet never fully reveals all of the personal secrets within each home.
Saturday & Sunday, May 19th & 20th, from 11-6pm, join us as we celebrate the first annual West Austin Studio Tour. Ana Fernandez will bring her “Botanica Stop N Go” to the gallery.
Special Thanks to Edward R. Hayes Jr., Curatorial Advisor & Curatorial Assistant at the McNay Art Museum.