Press + Reviews
Some recent articles and reviews.
"At some level the project is about the number, just about pure creation: one million of anything is impressive. But as anyone in a creative field will tell you, sometimes the creation will be crappy. And that’s part of the process.
McHenry estimates 90 percent of his paintings turn out decent, 5 percent mediocre and 5 percent “totally stink.” He enjoys collaborators, but knows when to take over the painting. While the goal is quantity, the individual pieces get attention and minute edits towards the end. Some turn out beautiful, a combination of happy accident and purposeful painting. Some are unsalvageable, but they’re still a number, redeemed as one of the million. McHenry rated our batch “solid for sure.”
"McHenry and associates have been religiously laying down the layers of paint and mixed media day after day for over twenty years now. He’s created and painstakingly documented more than 330,000 works in the One Thousand Thousand edition to date. To put that into perspective, imagine laying the 7.125 x 5.25 inch pieces end to end length-wise, that’s over 37 miles of art!"
"This guy is my new hero. His name is Jason McHenry. He and artist Christopher Dyer have embarked on a life project called One Thousand Thousand, which entails making 1 million uniformly-sized, original mixed-media works on paper. They’ve been making new pieces just about every day for the last 20 years and the project is nearing the 330,000 mark. WHAT!? Yes, 330 THOUSAND paintings."