James Hendricks

Helen Shlien Gallery

Esthetically perceived cognitions are often substantiated by science. Thus Giotto’s apprehension of weight, mass, and perspective were given “objective veracity” by Renaissance scholarship, while Freud generously acknowledged that poets and philosophers had recognized the unconscious before his own divination of it. A similar interplay of analytical theory and sensed perception activates James Hendricks’ new paintings, which intuit new theories of physics with a taut energy.

Grand unified theories suggest a web of connections among all things in the universe, beginning at the first moments of time and moving on a continuum into the future. As Zen masters viewed contradiction as dual aspects of an essential, empyreal symmetry, or William Blake saw the world in a grain of sand, so physicists now theorize that a single force in nature once obtained, that all particles of matter contain a

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