An artist we have been keeping a close eye on over the last year, Dominican Republic-born, Bronx-based painter Monica Hernandez, just had her solo show Your Knotted Hair, Your Tangled Thoughts Too, at Ed. Varie in NYC, extended through April 14, 2019. As the gallery notes, “Hernández was recently on panel discussion at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, to discuss how society recognizes and celebrates the femme form as a spiritual rite—mind, body, and soul, she confidently states, ‘We often are the ones we have been waiting for.’ Hernández makes it clear in her paintings that she is not trying to wait for self, rather, to embrace it.”

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