Randell Henry creates large, colorful, paint collage incorporating Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, and the influence of Kente cloth of the West African Akan culture. He is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been a pairing professor at Southern University there for over twenty years. His most recent interest is in doing miniature paintings as well as large paintings and exploring how they influence each other . Henry began making collages in 1980 by cutting and tearing his drawings and putting the pieces together in inventive ways. Like Romare Bearden, he began to add photographic pieces and bits and pieces of fabric and painted papers to make collages that played on themes related to family life, couples, Blues and Jazz Music and mythological subjects.
The exhibit opens on March 17, 2017 and runs through Saturday, July 15, 2017. Please see website for daily hours of operation and updates on exhibits.