Jay Hendrick (George Mason University MFA ’15) completes his three-month post-MFA residency at the end of March. Hear about the art projects, artist collaborations, and workshops he developed during his time at the Torpedo Factory.
7:00 Reception, 8:00 Talk
Jay Hendrick questions the value of value in his work. He creates paintings, then analyzes their importance, worth, and merit by exposing his work to different methods, such as digitization, duplication, and performance. His visual vocabulary is based on grids, a stable and reliable form, and color to assess the form’s value. His sundry palette draws from high and low culture, bringing together pop-music pink with cave-born ochers.
During his residency, Hendrick emulated the processes of other contemporary artists in the greater Washington, D.C. region in an effort to understand why other painters do what they do. He also conducted a series of visitor-focused workshops and dialogues in his studio, walking the line between education and performance art, titled “Skills Exchange,” “Joke Workshop,” and “How to Build a Boat When No One Knows How to Build a Boat.”
Jay Hendrick (born Lubbock, TX 1977) lives and works in Fairfax, VA. His work has been shown in the USA, England, and Japan. He was featured in New American Painting 106. He received a Bachelors of Applied Studies and Bachelors of Fine Art from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX in 2011 and 2012. Hendrick received a Masters of Fine Art from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 2015. He teaches at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, VA.