Levin Henry (b. 1964) approaches his art with a singular focus, making at least one painting or drawing every day he comes to work at the Center for Creative Works. Independently gathering materials that interest him – watercolors, paint markers, ink markers, Sumi ink, chalk, pens, pencils, gesso – he quietly puts together his workspace for the day. His body of work has built steadily since he began making work at CCW in 2011, and his portfolio is filled to capacity with his meticulously created, colorful paintings and drawings. Each composition centers on a horizon line stretching across the bottom or top of the paper. From there, Henry develops variations around several recurring themes: rainbows, piles of text, crosses, and sketchy zigzagged lines. Recently, Henry has begun a series that explores the texture of the paper more, preparing it with layers of white gesso and completing nearly identical compositions on each side of the paper.
Henry lives in Ardmore with his family.
Linear Generator: Levin Henry and Tim Quinn, Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia
Landscapes/Seascapes/Escapes, Patricia M. Nugent Gallery, Rosemont, PA
Making Waves: Movement and Motion, Wesley Enhanced Living, Media, PA
NATURE IN ITS OWN FORM, Gallery 241, Wynnewood, PA
Philadelphia Art Book Fair, Philadelphia, PA
Outside Sound, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
LANDSCAPES, RHD Central Office, Philadelphia, PA
St. Louis Outsider Arts Fair, Saint Louis, MO
Levin Loves Art, Center for Creative Works Gallery, Wynnewood, PA
Psychadelphia, Pageant:Soloveev Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Landscapes: Levin Henry, CCW Gallery Press/Fireball Press, 2015