• PICTURE THIS: Everyday is Sunday at Lyons Wier

    The attention to detail is amazing for those in attendance
    The attention to detail is amazing for those in attendance
    The packed house at Lyons Wier Gallery
    The packed house at Lyons Wier Gallery

    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.

    A painting by Mary Henderson detailed to look like a photo
    A painting by Mary Henderson detailed to look like a photo

    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

    Look up close - can be a photo from afar but it is a painting
    Look up close – can be a photo from afar but it is a painting
    Sunday Paintings Opening Reception for Mary Henderson
    Sunday Paintings Opening Reception for Mary Henderson
    Everyday can be Sunday at the art gallery
    Everyday can be Sunday at the art gallery
    Face to Face with the art of Mary Henderson
    Face to Face with the art of Mary Henderson
    Artist Mary Henderson
    Artist Mary Henderson
    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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