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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cham Hendon show opens Friday at Giampietro Gallery in New Haven

Giampietro Gallery—Works of Art
315 Peck St., New Haven, (203) 777-7760
Cham Hendon: Recent Work
June 1—30, 2012.
Opening Reception: Fri., June 1, 5—8 p.m.

Press Release

Fred Giampietro Gallery is pleased to present Cham Hendon: Recent Work, an exhibition of exhibition the artist’s latest work opening Fri., June 1, and on view through June 30.

Through a unique process of mixing acrylic paint and Rhoplex, artist Cham Hendon combines his mastery of color and composition with a unique mixing and pouring process to create exquisitely complex paintings on canvas. At first glance, Hendon’s work appears deceivingly simple but upon a closer examination one experiences a variety of subtle and abrupt shifts in shape, color, texture and tone.

Hendon’s career gained national notoriety in 1978 when his work was selected by curator Marcia Tucker to be included in the groundbreaking Bad Painting exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hendon’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. He has received many prestigious grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Hendon’s work can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of the City of New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Birmingham Museum of Art as well as many private collections.

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