Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art is pleased to present MARY HENRY: THE FABRIC OF SPACE an important solo exhibition of select small jewel-like abstract drawings that Mary Henry created in her lifetime, spanning the mid-70’s until the end of her life. Remarkable for the interplay of color value and form in their construction, these works on paper vibrate with a visual intensity that is both unique and palpable.
“I think her compositions are always so well structured and she used color in beautiful and unexpected ways. But I’m also interested in how her career is part of the larger story of modernism in America — from her early realist work for the WPA to her transition to Op Art and her embrace of hard-edged geometry. I think she always stayed true to the utopian beginnings of geometric abstraction, seeing it as the most fundamental artistic form — an art with universal meaning made for everyone.” Courtney Gilbert, curator of visual arts, Sun Valley (Idaho) Center for the Arts