Marilyn Henrion at Durst Lobby Gallery NYC
MARILYN HENRION “TWO PERSPECTIVES”
This solo exhibition of 23 mixed media works encompasses two series, “Soft City” and “Complexity”. both of which resonate with the words of T.S. Eliot in this excerpt from “Four Quartets”.
Home is where one starts from/ As we grow older/ The world becomes stranger/ the pattern more complicated/ Of dead and living./ Not the intense moment Isolated,/ with no before and after,/ But a lifetime burning in every moment/ And not the lifetime of one man only/ But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
The images in “Soft City” are derived from Henrion’s neighborhood. Once the city’s hard unyielding surfaces are peeled back, the beautiful and complex patina of each facade is illuminated, hinting at the mysteries of past lives contained therein.
In the “Complexity” works, the focus is on the natural world, where the same mysterious beauty of the aging process is extended through eons of time.