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Maxine Henryson: True Though Invented

January 9 - February 9

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Wed-Sun, 11–6


A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present True Though Invented, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist, Maxine Henryson, opening January 10, 2020.

For her third solo exhibition at A.I.R., Henryson introduces a new body of work that intermixes leporellos of varying lengths with large and medium-sized photographs to create a rhythm of content, color, and scale. By using variations of the blur—through depth of field, movement, and intentional soft focus—Henryson deconstructs image in favor of trace, memory, and unconscious remnants of place.

The exhibition title True Though Invented reflects one of the central theses of Henryson’s practice, which works to disrupt a direct reading, opening instead to multiple possible interpretations. Through the narrative installation of her photographs, Henryson creates nonlinear visual poems about place, geographic space, and the search for cultural interconnectivity. As Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri states, “It seems almost as though the gaze were divided into two incompatible and irreconcilable categories: perception on the one hand, and poetry on the other.” Henryson seeks to find a balance between these two extremes through images that describe life’s oscillation between known and unknown.