Drawings, Paintings and Shapes
Upcoming Solo Exhibition
HENSE: Drawings, Paintings and Shapes
July 10th -August 29th 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10th 7-9pm
Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Drawings, Paintings and Shapes, an
exhibition by Alex Brewer aka HENSE. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, July
10 and will continue through August 29, 2014. This is HENSE’s first solo exhibition at Reynolds
Alex Brewer aka HENSE is perhaps best known for his large-scale public mural paintings. He
began his career humbly – as a graffiti artist painting the streets of Atlanta in the 1990s.
Overtime, he gained notoriety under his street name HENSE. He immersed himself in street art
culture, which combined with his formal art education and experience assisting professional
artists led him to develop his own style. He uses highly saturated color, juxtaposes linear,
geometric, and gestural marks to create works that are as beautiful as they are dynamic, and as
challenging as they are enjoyable.
HENSE pushes color theory and abstraction to its maximum through painting, spraying, and
drawing multiple layers of expressionist marks in his murals, paintings, and works on paper. He
employs many of the tools of graffiti artists including sprayers, rollers, and house paints. Yet, he
pushes these common tools out of their everyday uses to create sophisticated works of art both
public and personal. For his exhibition at Reynolds Gallery, HENSE will paint an interior mural
as well as display a group of unique paintings on paper and larger-scale works on canvas.