About her work, Robbin Légère Henderson explained, “The eye sees differently from the way a camera sees, so I usually work directly from nature without the use of photography. The work is more about feeling than about the specific scene depicted. My process is sensual and intuitive, not particularly cerebral. Clearly, Japanese screen painting and printmaking influence my work.”
The exhibit at the El Cerrito City Hall Gallery Space includes eight recent prints, four paintings, and one scratchboard drawing. Her works often depicts the natural world and “intrusions” by cultural artifacts like a road, a fence, barbed wire, a power pole. Henderson says she often tries to communicate connection, peace, vulnerability, majesty and solace through her works.
Henderson is an award-winning artist from Berkeley, CA and was the Executive Director for the Berkeley Arts Center from 1991-2006. She is currently a free-lance curator and consultant. For more information, visit her website at www.robbinhenderson.com
The Gallery Space is located inside the El Cerrito City Hall at 10890 San Pablo Avenue (at Manila Avenue) in El Cerrito CA 94530 and is open to the public during regular business hours, which are:
Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday May 16, 30 and June 13: 8am-4pm
Closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26