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Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-6PM Gallery Address: 542 West 24th Street Nearest Subway: C, E exit 23rd @ 8th Ave. Contact: Michael Lyons Wier
“Be a good craftsman; it won’t stop you from being a genius.” -Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Lyons Wier Gallery is proud to present Bathers by Mary Henderson.
Bathers, is Henderson’s newest group of hyper-real sociological oil paintings derived from found web images, focusing on a particular cultural experience – in this case, the ‘summer retreat’. Her paintings are based on vacation photos and snapshots of Americans engaged in the long-standing, class-specific summer ritual of departing the city and suburbs for shore and lake houses during the summer season. The images explore the contradictory nature of these escapes – both their sensory pleasures and their accompanying feelings of isolation, dislocation and wistfulness. (READ FULL PRESS RELEASE)