Mary Henderson

"Public Views"

September 2017

Mary Henderson installation view of Public View at Lyons Wier Gallery

Mary Henderson

“Public Views”

September 7 - 30, 2017

Mary Henderson installation view of Public View at Lyons Wier Gallery

Mary Henderson

“Public Views”

September 7 - 30, 2017

Mary Henderson installation view of Public View at Lyons Wier Gallery

Mary Henderson

“Public Views”

September 7 - 30, 2017

Mary Henderson installation view of Public View at Lyons Wier Gallery

Mary Henderson

“Public Views”

September 7 - 30, 2017

Mary Henderson installation view of Public View at Lyons Wier Gallery

Mary Henderson

“Public Views”

September 7 - 30, 2017

Press Release

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Mary Henderson ’s newest exhibition, “Public Views .” "Public Views,” addresses themes of group identity and the contrast between the public and private self. The series draws inspiration from large collections of people from a variety of settings – exhibitions, political rallies, festivals, sporting events, protests, etc. and examines the subject of crowds in open spaces, and the ways in which we present ourselves when we choose to take part in a communal experience. Henderson is interested in the intersection of how individuals and groups attempt to construct or live up to idealized personae or experiences, and in how those efforts either conform to, or break from, expectations.