Dal Henderson Brings ‘Serious Stuff’ to Kings Art Center

"Dumptruck," by Dal Henderson.
“Dumptruck,” by Dal Henderson.

Dal Henderson is among the San Joaquin Valley’s most respected and accomplished visual artists. His work, known for its energy, vibrancy and humor, has been featured in many solo and group exhibits throughout the Western United States.

His work will be featured in the Marcellus Gallery at Kings Art Center from August 2 to September 20. An opening reception will be held on August 1, from 5:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served

Born in Los Angeles and educated at CSUF where he received his MA and subsequently taught art, Henderson has remained productive with an impressive resume of exhibits and collectors. From the simple hammer to world issues, all have at some time in his career been observed and used as resource for his visionary work.

“My work is not only about the product, but also about the process it takes to get to that end,” Henderson explained. “The differences that occur between one completed piece and another are a result of the constant process of decision-making. I deal with materials as honestly as possible to develop cohesive surfaces.

“My primary goal is to make art that is both closed and open,” he added. “The art is closed when the surface seems complete. It remains open because it doesn’t necessarily deal with representational images. It is its own image, its own idea, and there are questions that haven’t been answered. The end result of my art is that I have a fragment of reality. It is a piece of something I can hold on to. “

"Hammer," by Dal Henderson
“Hammer,” by Dal Henderson

Henderson has had solo exhibits at the Fresno Art Museum, the Sherry Frumkin Gallery in Santa Monica, the Louise Allrich Gallery in San Francisco, the art galleries at USC and Northern Arizona University, and the Gerard John Hayes Gallery in Los Angeles. He has been included in numerous group exhibits including those at the Legion of Honor, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Crocker Museum in Sacramento. His work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and many times in the Fresno Bee. His work is included in many permanent collections.

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