Cj Hendry Creates Monochromatic Dream House in Brooklyn
Artist Cj Hendry admits she may not fully understand color. But this is because the hyperrealist is a virtuoso of black-and-white pen drawings of domestic objects. Hendry departs from familiarity and fully immerses herself in the color spectrum for “MONOCHROME,” her fifth solo exhibition, on display in a 22,000-square-foot Brooklyn warehouse from April 5-8.
Hendry dreamed up a seven-room home, each consisting of a single bold color that emulates wall-mounted sketches of crumpled Pantone color cards. “People generally buy art as the last item—they find art to match their home,” Hendry says. “I’ve become close with my collectors and notice how differently they live their lives. Art is the first thing they add to a space. They design their entire home around their collection.” Taking this concept to an extreme, Hendry designed each room in statement-making shades of orange, purple, yellow, pink, red, blue, and green. Familiar furnishings match the scheme—Eero Saarinen’s Swan table and a lounge chair by Charles & Ray Eames both make an appearance.
“MONOCHROME” is open through Sunday, April 8th, at 276 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn.