a 22,000 square foot industrial space in brooklyn has been re-conceived as an all-encompassing colorscape. divided across seven distinct rooms, new york-based artist CJ hendry has envisioned ‘MONOCHROME’ as a walk-through tableau of vivid tones and tints, with each color corresponding to the art hanging on the walls. the faux-home sees every area of the ‘house’ pained entirely in one, monochromatic color. the spectacle — sure to make instagrammers swoon in seas of saturated bliss — is on view from april 5 – april 8, 2018 at 276 greenpoint ave.

CJ hendry

 

 

‘MONOCHROME’ comes as a sharp departure for CJ hendry, a hyperrealistic artist widely known for black and white pen drawings of objects and kitsch pop culture. ‘I am new to color, not too sure if i understand it yet,’ she says. ‘color is exciting and sad and frustrating and confusing. color is all around us, it’s everywhere. color is not a physical thing, it’s a thing that describes something else. by drawing crumpled colored cards I have given color a physicality and form.’

CJ hendry

 

 

the installation’s walls are made up of carefully-stacked everblocks, which create inhabitable, domestic spaces. canvassed in hues of bright blue, green, pink, purple, yellow, orange and red, the rooms are painted to match CJ hendry’s hyperrealistic drawings of crumpled pantone color swatches.

 

‘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 hendry

CJ hendry

monochrome madness: the brooklyn 'house' where each room is painted a different color

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

monochrome madness: the brooklyn 'house' where each room is painted a different color

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry

CJ hendry