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CJ Hendry Inflates A Psychiatric Hospital In Her Latest Irreverent Exhibition

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Described as “a psych ward mimicked as a children’s wonderland”, ‘Rorschach’ the latest exhibition from Australian artist CJ Hendry is luminous in its darkness.

Named after the psychological test that analyzes patients through their perception of ink blots, the show occupies a 279-square-meter warehouse in Dumbo, a neighborhood in New York City. The exhibition consists of a unique interpretation of a psychiatric hospital; the warehouse space has been fitted out with white inflatable floors and walls in an aesthetic style that references the padded walls of confinement rooms in asylums. Once visitors propel their way through the bouncy castle, they are confronted by Hendry’s reimagining of Rorschach ink blots as a series of hyperreal color drawings or ‘squish paintings’. Hendry’s irreverent exhibition can be viewed at 202 Plymouth Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn, until the 21st of April 2019.

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All images © CJ Hendry Studio