Berkeley College Celebrates the Art of Marilyn Henrion at the Berkeley Midtown Campus Gallery


 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

Berkeley College Celebrates the Art of Marilyn Henrion

at the Berkeley Midtown Campus Gallery

 

Berkeley College is exhibiting “Reverberations:  Keeping Time,” the work of artist Marilyn Henrion.   Her paintings will be on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, from November 2 through 30.  The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday. An artist’s reception for Ms. Henrion will be held on Wednesday, November 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

 

A lifelong New Yorker and Cooper Union graduate, Ms. Henrion celebrates textiles as a medium for urban, sophisticated art. “With frequent reference to literature,” she says, “I use color, line, and form much as a poet employs words to convey an emotion or idea.  As in poetry, the images are meant to resonate, being both themselves and something they may suggest to the viewer.” 

 

“Reverberations:  Keeping Time” is a series of mixed media textile works that focus on the haunting faces of marble portrait sculptures from ancient Rome at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Ms. Henrion extracts images from photographs she has taken of these works and prints them onto cloth.  Combining these with details from Roman sarcophagi and statues from the same period, she creates textile collages, animating the surfaces with trapunto relief and hand quilting. 

 

Ms. Henrion’s award-winning works are included in museum, corporate, and private collections worldwide.  She has been honored by the Smithsonian Institution by being invited to submit sketchbooks for inclusion in the Archives of American Art.  Her art quilts have been featured in numerous publications, including Women Designers in the US,” published by Yale University Press.  Among the grants she has received was one awarded by The Artslink Partnership, devoted to fostering excellence in the arts between the US and countries of the former Soviet Union.  In 2005, she was awarded a Fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts.  

 

The artist’s group exhibitions include:  “Permanently MAD:  Revealing the Collection,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, National Taiwan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan; “The Quilted Surface V,” Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH; and “Made in New York: City Quilting,” The Williams Club, New York, NY. 

 

To view images of Ms. Henrion’s work, visit www.marilynhenrion.com.  For more information about the exhibit, please contact Berkeley Gallery Curator Robert Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu or 212-252-2065.

 

                                                                 

 

    

Photo Caption:  "Matadia" from "Reverberations:  Keeping Time," Marilyn Henrion's exhibit at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City.  The exhibit will be on display from November 2 through 30. 

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