Tiffin exhibit blends video games, religion

Ohio's Tiffin University recently hosted "Reset," an exhibit of the work of artist Dan Hernandez, at its Diane Kidd Gallery.

Hernandez has said his works “mix and match religion, mythology and pop culture, blurring boundaries, rearranging hierarchies, and calling into question notions of iconography, collectibles, and devotion. My works are the possibilities, the maybes — they are fictions and inventions."

Rebecca Robertson wrote about Hernandez's work in the April 2014 issue of ARTnews: "To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to create medieval fortresses. You don’t remember that part of the Bible where saints and devils do battle with neon lasers and spaceships?…”

Hernandez is represented by Kim Foster Gallery in New York. He received the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellency Award in 2011 and 2015 and won first place in 2010 and 2013 at the annual Chautauqua Exhibit of Contemporary Art. He is currently an assistant professor of art at the University of Toledo.

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