A unique art installation has opened in Brooklyn, New York City that allows guests to explore the interior of an eye-catching, specially-built house that features seven different rooms each decorated in a different bold colour.
Created by Cj Hendry, MONOCHROME is the Australian artist’s fifth solo exhibition, and sees her making a stark departure from her well known, hyper-realistic black and white pen drawings of objects and kitsch pop culture to explore colour.
“I am new to colour, not too sure if I understand it yet. Before, when I drew in black ink, all the focus was on the object because all the emotion of colour was removed. Now I stare at my drawings and feel..just different. I can’t explain it. Colour is exciting and sad and frustrating and confusing. Colour is all around us, it’s everywhere. Colour is not a physical thing, it’s a thing that describes something else,” Cj said.
The new installation sees a 22,000-square-foot industrial space in Greenpoint being used to fit a home with seven tailored rooms in different colours, each one featuring everyday objects and art hanging on the walls. Guests can take a journey through the house to experience the visual impact that colour can have on a space.
“People generally buy art as the last item, they find art to match their home. I have become close with my collectors over the years and have noticed how differently they live their lives. Art is the first thing they add to a space and they design their entire home around their collection. I have taken this concept to an extreme level. Each room has been designed to emulate the art on the wall. The art is the focus, everything matches the art,” Cj said.
MONOCHROME is on display until 8 April at 276 Greenpoint Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
More of CJ Hendry’s work is available at her official website.