Alex “Hense” Brewer continues push into contemporary environments as well as making his mark on large scale murals. Being able to effectively do both well is rare. Hense recently created this site specific installation “Wall Drawing #1” at High Museum of Art. The installation was part of a larger group survey “Drawing inside the Perimeter”. This wall drawing is one oof two made specifically for the space. Hense continues to develop his mark and aesthetic through large scale hand gestures of texture and color. The expressionistic style wraps around the wall creating a 360 degree piece of work. This closed loop takes the wall from resembling a rectangle and establishes a new perspective in which to view it. All around another impressive project from Hense.



Wall Drawing 1
Site-specific installation
Acrylic on wall
Commissioned by the High Museum of Art
Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Drawing Inside the Perimeter
June 29-September 22, 2013

Drawing Inside the Perimeter includes more than 45 drawings from the High’s permanent collection, as well as two wall drawings by HENSE and Rocio Rodriguez created exclusively for the exhibition.

Artists in the exhibition include: Sean Abrahams, Alejandro Aguilera, Tristan Al–Haddad, Radcliffe Bailey, Philip Carpenter, Don Cooper, Brian Dettmer, Craig Drennen, Sarah Emerson, Kojo Griffin, HENSE, Benjamin Jones, Jason Kofke, Ruth Laxson, Ann Marie Manker, Katherine Mitchell, Jiha Moon, Andy Moon Wilson, Yanique Norman, Joe Peragine, Fahamu Pecou, Seana Reilly, Susan Robert, Rocio Rodriguez, Ben Roosevelt, Brandon Sadler, Nathan Sharratt, Freddie Styles and Katherine Taylor, among others.

Drawing Inside the Perimeter focuses on drawing as a means of making sense of the world, rather than as a step on the way to producing artwork in another medium, such as with a preparatory sketch. The drawings in the exhibition act as a roadmap to the crisscrossing avenues of artistic production in Atlanta and reflect the chaotic, dynamic spirit of the city.

Most of the works in the exhibition were acquired since 2010 with support from the Lambert Fund, which was established by the late art patron and gallerist Judith Alexander. Native Atlantan, Judith Alexander, was one of the city’s most influential art patrons and supporter of Atlanta and Georgia artists until her death in 2004. The Fund was named in recognition of her friend, the Atlanta-based curator and advocate for Georgia artists, Marianne Lambert. The collection and exhibition is the result of a three-year collaboration between Lambert and the High’s Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Michael Rooks.