New York-based artist CJ Hendry last night (April 10, 2019) opened her sixth solo show in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood with an exhibit titled “RORSCHACH,” a series of drawing inspired by the psychological test of the same name.
The new series marks a departure for Hendry from the hyperrealism work she’s known for. In a press statement, Hendry stated, “For a long time, I have been bored with realism, its painfully obvious and rigid, the viewer is given no room for interpretation. These squish paintings are unpredictable and unadulterated. Of course, there is mechanical draftsmanship in the execution of my drawings but when you step back and look at the final result there is no clear answer, people will see something different every time.”
Last year, Hendry wowed New Yorkers with a color-themed, multi-room “MONOCHROME” exhibit that drew hour long lines and she went just as hard for her latest exhibit. “RORSHACH,” is housed in a 3,000-square foot bounce house that features padded walls and floors designed to resemble like an old school insane asylum. The space took over a year to plan, cut and sew to fit the Dumbo space perfectly.
The bounce house can accommodate up to 100 guests at a time and includes a series of hallways leading to rooms exhibiting Hendry’s “RORSCHACH” pieces on padded upholstered walls.
“RORSCHACH” will open to the public on April 10, 2019 through April 21st from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST at 202 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn. Entry is $10 and includes a free pair of limited-edition “RORSCHACH” socks while stocks last.