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Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announc e Heart Hands Eyes Mind\, Barkley L. Hendricks’ fir st solo exhibition with the gallery. The show will include photographs\, la ndscape paintings and the portrait paintings for which he has become most k nown\, spanning over forty years of his artistic practice.

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Hendrick s has always worked between the realms of photography and painting\, having studied with Walker Evans at Yale. He was introduced early on to portraitu re through the perspective of the camera’s lens. The photographs in Hea rt Hands Eyes Mind\, most of which have never been exhibited before\, range from the candid street photograph\, to landscape\, to the portrait. T hey can be used to bridge seemingly varied formal themes that are in fact i nextricably linked and continuously intertwined\, evidence of Hendricks’ pe rpetual experimentation and evolution.

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Throughout his career\, Hend ricks has refused to be boxed into a space designed by an outside force or market\, and\, much like his subjects\, his practice is commanding\, bold a nd without limitations to media or to form. His chief concerns lie in the m oment\, both in capturing it and creating it. The paintings are a direct en gagement with art history\, the tradition of portraiture and a confrontatio n of institutional portrayal of the black subject. And while the severity o f the subject’s gaze can be piercing\, Hendricks invokes a persistent humor through the titling of his pieces\, mitigating the gravity of the message and allowing for an opening into the work.

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Akin to Hendricks’ engag ement with the old masters of European portraiture\, his landscape painting s also create a discourse with history while intimately tying into his own experiences. He has routinely traveled to Jamaica for the past thirty years \, a place of cultural significance that lends its physical beauty to the f ormal act of painting. Each piece is adorned with a gilded frame that trans forms these encapsulated views into portals to another time. Every painting is made in one long day of sitting\, representing a perspective that canno t be duplicated.

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When viewing Hendricks’ work\, either from the 70s \, 80s\, 90s or now\, the experience is simultaneously of its time and time less. This exhibition gives us the opportunity to be introduced and reintro duced to characters and spaces while traveling with the artist through his own exploration and discovery.

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Barkley L. Hendricks was born in Phi ladelphia\, Pennsylvania\, and currently lives and works in New London\, CT . He earned both his BFA and MFA from Yale University and was the subject o f a large-scale traveling exhibition\, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of t he Cool\, organized by Trevor Schoonmaker at the Nasher Museum of Art\ , Duke University\, Durham\, North Carolina (2008)\, which traveled to the Studio Museum in Harlem\, New York (2008-2009)\, Santa Monica Museum of Art \, California (2009)\, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts\, Philadelphia (2009-2010) and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston\, Texas (2010).

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His work is included in numerous public collections both within the Unit ed States and abroad\, such as The National Gallery of Art\, Washington\, D C\; The Tate Modern\, London\, UK\; Studio Museum\, Harlem\, NY\; Philadelp hia Museum of Art\, Philadelphia\, PA\; Rubell Family Collection\, Miami\, FL\; Nasher Museum of Art\, Durham\, NC\; Columbus Museum of Art\, Columbus \, OH\; and the Fogg Art Museum\, Harvard University\, Cambridge\, MA.

DTEND:20130406 DTSTAMP:20141126T140320 DTSTART:20130228 GEO:40.7462265;-74.0062341 LOCATION:Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street\,513 W. 20th St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: HEART HANDS EYES MIND\, Barkley L. Hendricks UID:261226 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130228T200000 DTSTAMP:20141126T140320 DTSTART:20130228T180000 GEO:40.7462265;-74.0062341 LOCATION:Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street\,513 W. 20th St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: HEART HANDS EYES MIND\, Barkley L. Hendricks UID:262345 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR