June 27 - September 19, 2009

Mike Henderson: New Work

Gatehouse Gallery

I Will Remind You_cropMike Henderson shares new expressive, gestural abstract paintings that, like the blues and jazz music he also creates, fully engage viewers both physically and intellectually. Working both with and beyond the tradition of abstract expressionism, Henderson improvises with oil paint in a visual equivalent to the musical improvisations he crafts with his guitar. Henderson has stated that he thinks of his work as congruences of time and sound as well as space and color: “Ultimately, I would like each painting to be a question rather than an answer—the inner space of the painting as the take-off point for a corresponding inner journey with the viewer.”