randell henry : playing with shapes & spaces
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 06/05, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 06/09 AT 4 P.M.
Randell Henry's mixed media collage paintings showcase his approach to making collages that involve the use of improvisational methods of playing with shape, color and pattern. With influences from abstract expressionism, cubism and African and Asian art, Henry explores dreams through his collaged images.
“In my new collages I am exploring dreams through the use of textures and patterns. I find it to be more creative when I paint areas of color and patterns onto raw fabric that I can incorporate into the works in inventive ways to inspire imagery,” says Henry on his new body of work.
Randell Henry, Associate Professor of Art at Southern University presently serves on the Board of Directors at Baton Rouge Gallery. He has been a BRG artist member since 1985. He received an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Southern University and the MFA from Louisiana State University.
Always seeking new influences through art, Henry has made seven trips to West Africa, looking at art and exploring the cultures. He has traveled to Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, Sicily, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Brazil to see historic art and cultural sites and important exhibitions of art.
Henry has written papers on the importance of the visual arts in the educational process that he presented at round-table discussions in Jamaica and Puerto Rico at the International Conference on Urban Education through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
In February Henry received a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Jay Clune, President of Nicholls State University for his invaluable contribution to Nicholls State University’s 2019 African-American History Month Program that included a one-man exhibition and art talk by Henry for the students.
Henry has brought major exhibitions of art to the Southern University Visual Arts Gallery and the Southern University Museum of Art over the years, including an exhibition of serigraphs by Romare Bearden this year.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from James Flynn, Phyllis Lear, and David Scott Smith. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through June 27, 2019.