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Beneath the Surface

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Charity Henderson
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5 Jan 2018 - 11 Feb 2018

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Beneath the Surface | Charity Henderson
January 5 - February 11, 2018

266 W 37th Street
New York, NY
(between 7th and 8th ave.)

Nearest Trains: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3
Open Hours: Friday and Saturday, 1 - 6pm
Closed Saturday, January 6, due to expected weather conditions.
Viewable through the window 24/7, except during sub-freezing temperatures.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6 - 8 pm

Beneath the Surface: Recent Works by Charity Henderson explores various psychological states through mixed media paintings of the human face. With blurred, fragmented edges and faded areas, these portrait-style works question the complexities of emotional concealment, thought, and identity.

Henderson works on translucent materials such as mylar, Denril, and Dura-lar, which accentuate the impression of an obscured or hidden sensibility. Both sides of these surfaces are developed, with charcoal, graphite, or colored pencil on one side and oil paint on the other. The painted side of the work is then blurred and scraped with brushes. This layered, dissolving process hints at a complicated psychology.

About the Artist 
Charity Henderson is a figurative artist residing in Queens. She received her BFA in Painting at SUNY Brockport in 2010. In 2013, she completed her MFA at UMass Dartmouth on a Distinguished Artist Fellowship. Henderson has also studied painting in Italy, Sicily, and France. Currently, she exhibits at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, and regularly shows her work throughout the United States. 

For more information or to arrange a visit to the show outside of posted open hours, please contact Charity at cmh@charityhenderson.com  She can also be followed on Instagram.

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