Join us for the opening of 2017 ICP-Bard MFA candidate Marla Hernandez’s solo exhibition, Revisit, at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City, on view from March 17 to 18.

Revisit, an installation of photographs, video, drapery, and sculptures, brings attention to modes of seeing and bodily sensation. Hernandez builds tension between seduction and resistance by positioning materials such as silk drapery with industrial and jewelry chains, metallic surfaces, and two-way mirrors.

She demonstrates certain hierarchies of matter and content to complicate the dynamics of power between viewer and subject. She uses the darkness within a space to reveal a narrative with video installations that circumscribe a shrouded sculpture. A motif of concealment in her work inverts the authority of visibility.

Revisit animates a duality—the familiar, as it coexists with the otherworldly. Through arrangement and fragmentation, Hernandez suggests a consciousness that has moved on from the body. States of limbo and hypnotic peace appear in the works to describe the ambiguity of disembodiment.


Marla Hernandez (b. 1987) is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Pembroke Pines, Florida. She holds a BFA in studio art and a minor in cinema studies from the University of Central Florida. She has exhibited artwork in Orlando, Winter Park, and Fort Lauderdale.

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 16 | 6–9 PM

On View

March 17–18 | 1–4 PM


The ICP-Bard MFA Studios are located at 24-20 Jackson Avenue in Queens. Take the E or M train to Court Square-23rd Street, 7 or G train to Court Square, or the B62 Bus to Jackson Ave/David St.

TOP IMAGE: Marla Hernandez, Blush. © Marla Hernandez