Press Release: “Americana Art Exhibit” Opens June 2nd, 2023

The Fairfield Art Association announces the opening of “Americana Paintings” by James Henry on Friday June 2 in the Main Gallery at the FA&CC. A reception for the artist will be from 6-8:00 PM, with a gallery talk by James Henry at 7:00 PM.

This depiction of America through Henry’s eyes is a delightful art show extending through out the summer months, and his surrealistic style is timely with the soon ending Salvador Dali exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute.

James Walker Henry is an American surrealist painter living in Iowa, the Heartland of the United States of America. Born in 1961, Henry has created over 1800 works of art in the past thirty nine years. Henry’s paintings address social and political issues.

Henry developed his own surrealistic style while attending Southeastern Community College and taking Art History. “My biggest influence was master Salvador Dali.” Henry fell in love with Dali’s surrealist eye and updated the content to the issues of a modern society.

James Henry’s works of art have been featured in numerous art publications such as “Manhattan Arts”, “Surreal Magazine” and “New Art Examiner”. He has been in over four hundred exhibitions, including one hundred and fifty solo exhibits. His works are in permanent collections around the world.

It is said that when viewing an exhibition of James Walker Henry, it is like getting hit with a hammer. An audience will connect to some pieces through experience, while other paintings seeming harsh. If you agree or disagree with James’s thoughts and ideas, one thing that everyone can agree on is that they will never forget viewing a James Walker Henry exhibition.