A Night of Storytelling with Artist Sean Hernandez at Peanut Gallery
Now that we’ve reached the cold, dead part of winter, it seems like as good a time as any for a trip to the Southwest. Or at least Humboldt Park, which is sort of west and not really south at all. Geographic quibbles aside, the neighborhood’s Peanut Gallery is worth a visit thanks to local graphic artist, animator, and printmaker Sean Hernandez, who explores his Southwestern roots in his latest exhibit, Ghost Town. In a selection of drawings and animations, he tells the story of Howlin Creek, a fictitious town surrounded by a vast desert and haunted by ghosts. The winding narrative draws its energy from the complicated relationship between the body and mind. Check out some of Sean’s Wax Wing prints for a glimpse of what you’re in for. (Peanut Gallery, 1000 N. California Ave. Opening reception is Sunday, January 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit closes on February 2. Free admission.) Image courtesy of Peanut Gallery.
Courtney Ryan is a Chicago-based writer and Derrick Rose fan. She spends almost 100% of her time making or eating popcorn.