Henry Fey's Exploration of Digital Software, Painting, and Printmaking
A recent graduate of San Francisco Art Institute, artist Henry Fey's work can be summarized as "an examination of digital and analog methods of image production". Through a systematic process of image creation Fey explores the interactions and differences between digital software, painting, and printmaking. This month, Good Mother Gallery will be hosting an array of Fey's vibrant mixed medium work in a show titled H.A.G.S: Have A Great Summer.
After experimenting with various methods of image reproduction Henry eventually turned to painting as his primary medium in order to work out ideas on a larger scale. H.A.G.S starts with a series of "digital sketches" or brightly colored abstractions that loosely draw from popular imagery. The images are then recreated by hand using acrylic paint in layers with other techniques such as airbrush and screen print.