Brooklyn artist Jack Henry’s work makes you wonder, “How did he do that? How did he twist that parking block like a pretzel?”
Henry’s creations are on display in The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center. The exhibit is titled, “a Clearing.” Henry’s trademark is to gather commonly found objects and transform them into multi-media sculptural works he calls, “monuments to post-industrial America.”
Henry builds molds out of plastic and plywood and uses them to cast objects in layers of resin, cement and urban debris. Take a walk through the gallery and you’ll find creations which are colorful, chaotic, and intricately-textured, resembling geographic core samples from an urban landfill.
“a Clearing” is open until February 22. Gallery hours are Monday’s through Thursday’s from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located on the first floor of Ferrante Hall underneath Storer Auditorium. A slideshow of his work can be seen below.