Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce the third solo exhibition of new work by Anton Henning. The artist will present a dramatically lit installation of paintings and sculpture in contrast to his previous exhibitions. This approach is an extension of a theme that was developed for an important solo show at S.M.A.K. - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, in Ghent, Belgium earlier this year.
Henning places portraiture, still life and landscape in dialogue with abstraction, and painting in dialogue with sculpture. A three-dimensional work appears to be an abstract painting that has morphed into a stand-alone sculpture. Henning’s creative strategies extend to the dramatic presentation of his work. He not only transgresses the traditions of high art but also high art exhibition and creates a dimly lit seductive “lounge” like installation. He has designed “Light Frames” to accompany all his paintings that are practical but exist as sculptural elements of his paintings. He even chooses the color of the dark walls of the exhibition. His display strategies demonstrate his unusual critical wit and are a nod to his predecessors.
Anton Henning lives and works in Berlin. He has exhibited extensively internationally. He will open two solo museum shows at the Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands and at ARP Museum in Germany in the Fall. He has had major solo exhibition in the following museums and institutions; 31 Apotheotische Antiphrasen für Haus Esters, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany; Oktogon für Herford, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany; Frankfurter Salon, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Ziemlich schöne Malereien, Kunstmuseum of Art Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland; and Surpassing Surplus, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands.