John Hersey Memorial Exhibition at Hersey Haiku House, Millbrook, NY | Aug. 15, 2018

John Hersey “Probable Location of Erato”

“Probable Location of Erato” 1978, 66 x 84 inches

John Hersey Memorial Exhibition
Curated by Cannon Hersey and Elizabeth Rogers
Hersey Haiku House
1221 Chestnut Ridge Road
Millbrook, NY 12545

Opening Reception
August 15th, 1-7pm

This solo exhibition of John Hersey Jr. will feature large paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etchings and monotypes spanning his life long career as an artist.

Having lived in Millbrook for the last 37 years of his life, many of the paintings, prints and photos on display were created in Millbrook during the 80s 90s and 2000s. John was educated at Yale University and had a studio and gallery in the heart of Soho at 476 Broome Street in the 70s and 80s and was friends with people such as Lou Reed, Gerard Malanga, John Chamberlin, Andy Warhol, Peter Bradley, David Koloane, Samson Mnisi and many other artists and culturally influential peers.

John Hersey Jr. passed away on May 30th, 2018.

Hersey Haiku house (site of exhibition) | Hersey Haiku House was envisioned, designed and built by John Hersey Jr. To see John’s art within the house that he built is a unique opportunity that may never happen again.

John Hersey “Return to Return, (Don't do it)”

“Return to Return, (Don't do it)” 1985, 84 x 64 inches

John Hersey “Starry Night”

“Starry Night” 2008, 72 x 96 inches

View John Hersey’s Artist Page

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