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VAN Announces the 2015 Annual Meeting Exhibition Artists

Posted: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 4:57 pm in Events

The Visual Artists Network (VAN) is pleased to announce the two artists that have been selected to exhibit their work at the 2015 Annual Meeting Exhibition:  Yvonne Buchanan and Gregory Michael Hernandez. Yvonne participated in a VAN Exhibition Residency at VAN Partner site Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT) in May 2015 and Gregory Michael Hernandez participated in a VAN Exhibition Residency at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (San José, CA) in May 2012.

in Court (Basketball)

in Court (Basketball) 2012 digital video, color/silent, 13.13 minutes

Yvonne Buchanan was born and raised in New York City, and now lives in Syracuse, New York. Her video and animations are informed by African American history and that community’s strategies for survival using coping mechanisms such as religion, sports and entertainment. Yvonne maintains a studio practice in Syracuse and serves on the faculty of Syracuse University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Paris, France, and Berlin, Germany. For more information, visit her website:

Hernandez, Ghost Window chapel

Proposal for a Ghost Window Chapel, 2015, model made of basswood, walnut, photographs, 20 x 16 x 16 inches

Gregory Michael Hernandez was raised in the Mojave Desert in Southern California, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1995. His work is landscape based, often contrasting the desert and the city, and incorporating themes of dislocation that define the human condition. Hernandez is interested in how environment shapes the way individuals and communities form their identities, and the intersections between philosophy, religion, politics and culture. To that end, his photographic methods have become a tool for mapping perspective, and translating between two- and three-dimensional representations. His work bridges photography, painting, sculpture, performance and site-specific installation, and can be seen at

The exhibition will be hosted by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center ( in Portland, OR. Disjecta builds dynamic programs that showcase new work and spur collaboration among artists, curators, and communities.

In addition to the artists above, a contingent of Portland-based artists will be selected to present hybrid, cross–disciplinary work during the exhibition opening.

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