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Mary Henderson: Sunday Paintings



Mary Henderson: <EM>Broad Street Run</EM>, 2014Oil on panel30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cmPhoto: Lyons Wier Gallery
Mary Henderson: Broad Street Run, 2014
Oil on panel
30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Photo: Lyons Wier Gallery
Mary Henderson: Sunday Paintings
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Lyons Wier Gallery  •  27 February - 29 March 2014
 
 
As in Mary Henderson’s previous work, Sunday Paintings sources material from social media and photo-sharing websites to examine class-specific cultural phenomena. What separates Sunday Paintings from her previous bodies of work is how the artist has transported herself from passive voyeur to activate participant in the urban settings she’s examining. Focusing on the leisure activities of her peers and “fellow gentrifiers,” her compositions highlight the well educated, middle-class, neophyte city dweller and how their posturing and social media postings attempt to communicate a seemingly idyllic life brimming with happiness and privilege. Gleaned from images of contemporary urban utopias like city parks, brunch spots, dog runs and farmer’s markets, Ms. Henderson’s observations epitomize the essence of gentrification.

Lyons Wier Gallery Website


Contact: Lyons Wier Gallery
175 Seventh Ave. (20th Street.)
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (1) 212 242 62

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