Mary Henderson
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“Public Views” by Artist Mary Henderson

A fantastic series of paintings by artist Mary Henderson. Offering an examination of crowds in open spaces, the collection depicts gatherings from a variety of settings including political rallies, sporting events and exhibitions. Henderson’s work explores both the ways we present ourselves in public and the assumptions we as viewers make when interpreting masses of people taken on their own (out of context). As she states:

“I am interested in how individuals and groups attempt to construct or live up to idealized personae or experiences, and in how those efforts either conform to or break from expectations. The subjects of the work, shown in unguarded moments of vulnerability, reflection or preoccupation, exist in a state of suspension between individual and collective identity.”

This project was submitted to us via our Submissions platform. See more images from “Public Views” below and click here if you have work of your own you’d like to share.

 

 Mary Henderson
Fervent, oil on panel, 20”x40”, 2017

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Grass, oil on panel, 30”x60”, 2017

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Listening, oil on panel, 20”x40”, 2017

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Raised Hands, oil on panel, 15”x30”, 2017

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Cups, oil on panel, 20”x40”, 2017

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Night Rally, oil on panel, 12”x12”, 2016

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Microphone, oil on panel, 20”x40”, 2016

 

 

 Mary Henderson
High Five, oil on panel, 20”x40” 2016

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Climbers, gouache on Arches board, 15”x30”, 2016

 

 

 Mary Henderson
Walnut Street, gouache on Arches board, 15”x30”, 2016

 

 

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