At the preview on Tuesday evening, the Greenpoint industrial building looked like any other Brooklyn structure from the outside. But the whole experience really started on the way leading to the exhibition. Hendry teased us with bright yellow dots pasted along a colorless alley, and through a huge service-like elevator up to the fourth floor. Then past the white brick wall greeted a living room: an explosion of bright blue shades of furniture and accents. The immersive color experience also followed a red dining area, a green kitchen, and a yellow bedroom (with matching-colored condoms on the bedside table). Not to mention a purple bathroom, a pink playroom fluffed out in plush toys and dildos, and an orange office. Go bold or go home (or both, in this case).
“Color is exciting and sad and frustrating and confusing," said Hendry. "Color is all around us, it’s everywhere. Color is not a physical thing, it’s a thing that describes something else."
Experimenting with color is a new territory for Hendry. She debuted her first colorful art last year, at Hong Kong's Art Basel in collaboration with Christian Louboutin. Before that, her black and white hyperrealistic drawings have been popular on Instagram, even in the likes of Kanye West.
After the preview, Hendry took us to her studio just a few minutes walk away. Though excited about showing her exhibition to the public, she's already planning on the next one. We can't wait.
MONOCHROME opens its doors on April 5 to April 8, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 276 Greenpoint Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.