In A Moth to a Flame, Hernández presents new works specially commissioned for the exhibition that explore the idea launched by Filippo Marinetti in the Manifesto of Futurism: "movement destroys the materiality of bodies." The exhibition refers to two other works that present different takes on materiality, movement, and the body: the novel A Moth to a Flame by Swedish author Stig Dagerman and Animal Locomotion, a work in the SCAD Permanent Collection by Eadweard Muybridge, a pioneering artist whose photographic studies of movement at the turn of the 19th century have become defining works.
Hernández’s recent solo exhibitions have been presented at venues including Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City; Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Art Basel Statements; SALTS, Basel, Switzerland; Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon; Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia; Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany; kurimanzutto, Mexico City; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, the Netherlands; and Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico.
The exhibition is presented as part of SCAD deFINE ART 2020, the university's annual program of exhibitions, lectures, and performances held Feb. 18–20 at locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia.