150 Works of Art – catalog form the Henry’s 2006-2007 exhibition
In October of 2005, an exhibition opened at the Henry that sought to re-imagine the display of art in a large open space. The arrangement of the individual artworks was inspired by arrangements of music stands in orchestras and of easels in painting classes. The date and title were placed on the back of each artwork and they progressed in a chronological manner, which was intended to invoked our own experiences of history. More recently viewed work becomes more accessible by memory, while those viewed earlier are more difficult to recall from underneath the new layers. Looking forward in time allows only a glimpse at years, and looking back presents a visual history. If the entire history and future of art were represented, one could imagine the works stretching out infinitely into the horizon in both directions. This catalog documents the exhibition organized by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio and curated by Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Elizabeth Brown.