Date(s) - 10/06/2018 - 10/30/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Alliance of Monmouth County
Charity Henderson is a figurative artist residing in New York City. Her work explores various psychological states through mixed media paintings of the human face. With blurred, fragmented edges and faded areas, these portrait-style works question the complexities of emotional concealment, thought, and identity.
Charity works on translucent materials such as mylar, Denril, and Dura-lar, which accentuate the impression of an obscured or hidden sensibility. Both sides of these surfaces can be worked, with charcoal, graphite, or colored pencil on one side and oil paint on the other.
Charity received her BFA in Painting at SUNY Brockport in 2010. In 2013, she completed her MFA at UMass Dartmouth on a Distinguished Artist Fellowship. Charity has also studied painting in Italy, Sicily, and France.
Currently, she exhibits at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, and regularly shows her work throughout the United States. In 2018, Charity presented her first NYC solo exhibition, Beneath the Surface, in Manhattan’s Garment District, through the arts organization Chashama. Other notable exhibitions include Figures & Faces, at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA, and Rendering Likeness at La Bodega Gallery in Brooklyn.
In 2017, she received the top award in Salmagundi Club’s Black and While Exhibition for her work Searching. In March, Charity’s art will be featured in the arts magazine Palaver, produced by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
In the main gallery space at Art Alliance works juried by Henderson will be exhibited on the themes Life Begins at 40 and Purple.
An Artists’ Reception will be held Saturday, October 6, from 6-8 PM. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibition is on view October 6-30, Tuesday – Saturday, 12-4 PM. Free of charge. Art Alliance of Monmouth County, 33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ.
For more information, visit the website at www.artallianceofmonmouth.org, or visit or call the gallery during operating hours, (732) 842-9403.
Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome.
Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year, $25 for students with id. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page.
Programming at the Art Alliance is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the arts.