Last night, renowned artist CJ Hendry opened her latest exhibition titled MONOCHROME in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Held in a warehouse, the exhibition furthers the artist's exploration and usage of color (Hendry is known for her hyper realistic black and white pen drawings), though she admits her unease with the newfound medium.
"I am new to color, not too sure if I understand it yet. Before, when I drew in black ink all the focus was on the object because all the emotion of color was removed. Now I stare at my drawings and feel...just different. I can’t explain it," Hendry told us.
"Color is exciting and sad and frustrating and confusing. Color is all around us, it’s everywhere. Color is not a physical thing, it’s a thing that describes something else. By drawing crumpled colored cards I have given color a physicality and form," she added.
Hendry built out seven different monochrome rooms in which guests can experience each color individually and fully immerse themselves in it. Don't be surprised if you want to move in (or repaint your apartment).
The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday, April 5th to Sunday, April 8th, 10 am to 5 pm at 276 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY and consists of a multi sensory walk-through experience. Click through for your first look!
[Photos by Andy Romer]