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New season of art exhibits opens with 'Man o' War'

Sept. 2, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The original art exhibit "David Henderson: Man o' War" opens in Western Michigan University's Richmond Center for Visual Arts Thursday, Sept. 4, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 18.

The exhibit will officially open in the Monroe-Brown Gallery following a 5:30 p.m. presentation by the artist. The discussion will be held in Lecture Hall 2008. All events are free and open to the public.

Richmond Center gallery hours

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon to 6 p.m.

Henderson will display his new work, which was designed for the Richmond Center's two-story galleries, along with eight other works dating as far back as 2005. His laminated wood, carbon fiber and fiberglass sculptures are graceful and organic references to natural beauty with hidden agendas that symbolize war and devices of human conflict. The pieces, complex and beautifully flawed, yearn for that which is more than skin deep. They have been compared to the handcrafted pieces of Martin Puryear and Richard Deacon.

Henderson has worked in New York since the early 1980s. He earned a bachelor's degree from Bard College and Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. His most recent exhibitions have appeared in New York at Knoedler & Company, Pratt Institute, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Arts Colony and National Academy of Design, as well as Samson Projects in Boston.

For additional information, contact the Frostic School of Art Exhibitions Office at (269) 387-2455.

Media contact: Don Desmett, (269) 387-2455, donald.desmett@wmich.edu

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