The tide has turned as paintings are now created to be more like photography and there is no better example than the works of Mary Henderson with her latest show Sunday Paintings which opened on February 27th. The hyper realistic paintings were sourced from social media photography sharing sites and she made this her base material. Incorporating her own touches and placing in other elements into the original image that Henderson sought to have a narrative reflecting her current life and the proxy representation of people in her life brims to the top with this very detailed realist take on painting. AF was quite impressed and also had the privilege to chat with the artist about her work among other things; it is a celebration of life through the eyes of the “gentrified class” – the one of upward mobility and taking on a whole new area making it desirable to live there. Is this a real slice of life here or a hyper realized version of it? You be the judge when you come and see the amazing work by this Philadelphia based artist. Sundays are leisurely, brunch going, and a day to just let it all hang out. It’s a guarantee that you’ll get more while hanging out surrounded by Henderson’s work. Bring your own Mimosas and Bloody Mary though.
To view our interview with the artist, please click below:
Mary Henderson: Sunday Paintings / On View: February 27 – March 29, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11 am to 6 pm) & by appointment
Lyons Wier Gallery. 542 West 24th Street. NYC ,NY 10011
Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
Photography and video by: Max Noy Photo