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jenny henley

Medium: Mixed Media

Booth #: GS17

Jenny Henley is an Atlanta based fine artist working with a methodology that embraces sculptural practices in a two-dimensional mixed-media framework. Typically, Henley uses socially recognizable imagery, appropriate for an audience familiar with contemporary notions of art; yet fused to a slightly nostalgic sensibility. The process of applying photographic imagery to a substrate is a gel transfer process. Though this is a fairly well-known technique, Henley has devised her own original formula that gives her greater control and a very sleek (without being too slick) final result.

She prints her image on standard tabloid paper with laser ink, then she paints on top of the image with acrylic, and while the paint is still wet she adheres the paper to a birch board. Once the paint is dry she removes every paper fiber with water and her fingers. Finally, each piece is sealed with an ultraviolet protectant, and framed by the artist. Henley has won prestigious awards including Women in Design at ELLE DECOR and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has been a part of Atlanta’s art community organizations being one of the original founders of i45 and is the founder of the First Friday Art Walk Marietta Square.

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