One in every of Trendland’s favourite, hyper-realistic artist, Cj Hendry’s eighth solo present, Blonde will exhibit large-scale, meticulous pencil drawings of multicolored wigs in a two-part presentation format at Brookfield Place in downtown New York from December 10- 12.
Hinged on Hendry’s fascination with the transformative nature of wigs, Blonde units out to articulate the intricacies of the bodily and emotional relationship between a wig and its wearer, whether or not it’s necessity, adornment, costume, or armor.
“Blonde is an exploration of wigs as visible language—self-expression, actualization, or façade. There may be an simple interwovenness between id, ego and look, which is rarely fastened!” Hendry says. “Wigs, of their transformational impermanence assist this fluidity, and the duality between one’s interior and outward self, and the way we select to indicate up on the earth, in various contexts and iterations. There isn’t one other bodily object I’ve drawn, that has the identical bodily and emotional transformational energy.”
Blonde additional extends Hendry’s signature of colliding mediums, main company by way of a speakeasy secret door to disclose a retro-kitsch barber store, the place guests are inspired to don one of many 5000 wigs in 200 types—a take residence, memento. By donning wigs, company will bear their very own metamorphose, as they ponder the deeper which means behind the artwork works.
Situated at Brookfield Place – December 10, 11 and 12, Hendry says “I’m so thrilled to be exhibiting Blonde at Brookfield Place as a result of they’re so supportive of the humanities. Not solely have they got everlasting collections on view, however they exhibit new artists all yr lengthy.”
The present itself, initiates in a pop-up chocolate store, stocked with customized Blonde x Tony’s Chocolonely’s chocolate bars in aptly title hair colours and types, created by Hendry solely for the three-day exhibition.
The place: Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Road, New York, NY 10281
When: Open to the general public December 10, 11 and 12. 10am – 6pm.
Donation: 100% of the chocolate sale income might be donated to Ali Forney Middle, a corporation that helps LGBTQ youth in NYC
Chocolate bars: Out there solely on the Blonde pop-up chocolate store, RRP; $10.
Covid-19: Guests should present proof of vaccination.