Last night, renowned New York artist and #girlcrush CJ Hendry gave a select audience a sneak peek into MONOCHROME, her highly anticipated 5th solo show. The evening started at 276 Greenpoint Avenue on the 4th floor where the exhibit will call home until April 8th. The evening culminated with a dinner at Hendry’s studio.
So why should you make your way over to Greenpoint this weekend? Here are 3 reasons.
1. Instagrammable moments
This is an obvious one. From the ultimate selfie in a tub full of pink teddy bears to planning your #OOTD and whipping out your favorite monochrome outfits, Hendry managed to deliver a seven-room monochromatic home that is worthy of at least a few grams. Your photos are bound to be shared, liked and re-grammed. #instafamous
2. It’s monochromatic and Pantone heaven
Find yourself casually flipping through Pantone book? Yea, us too. Hendry allowed the viewer to walk through seven distinct rooms, each room consisting of only one monochromatic color. You’ll start in the blue living room which opens up to a red dining room, followed by the green kitchen. You’ll journey onto a yellow bedroom, purple bathroom, orange office and lastly (and our favorite) the pink bedroom with a tub of pink teddy bears, pink clothes and yes, dildos.
3. She’s finally getting into color
If you follow Hendry’s work, you know that she has typically steered away from color. “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.” She continued, “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.”
MONOCHROME is open to the public starting on Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 276 Greenpoint Ave. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. A video of the exhibit will be available here.
images // courtesy of the artist