Holly Hendry

Holly Hendry

British
b. 1990
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Overview

Holly Hendry’s site-responsive sculptures and installations are concerned with what lives beneath the surface, from hidden underground spaces to the interior workings of the body. Casting is central to the artist’s process in which she uses an array of materials, including steel, jesmonite, silicone, ash, charcoal, lipstick, soap, foam, marble, aluminium and grit.

Holly Hendry’s site-responsive sculptures and installations are concerned with what lives beneath the surface, from hidden underground spaces to the interior workings of the body. Casting is central to the artist’s process in which she uses an array of materials, including steel, jesmonite, silicone, ash, charcoal, lipstick, soap, foam, marble, aluminium and grit.

Holly Hendry’s allusion to the skin as the visible ‘container’ of the body is combined with cartoon-like illustrations of anatomy, food and detritus. The artist’s projects often directly reference scientific research. Through collaboration with scientists and by conducting her own experimentation, Hendry engages with subjects such as material re-use and how the skin functions as both a barrier and a material that facilitates connection.

A solo exhibition of new works and a large-scale outdoor commission by the artist opened at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea in May 2021. Hendry’s work currently features in the Arts Council UK touring exhibition ‘Breaking the Mould, Sculpture by Women since 1945’, which opened at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in May 2021. Her work will be included in ‘Beano: The Art of Breaking Rules’ at Somerset House, London in October 2021. Stephen Friedman Gallery will host its first exhibition by the artist in January 2022, following a solo project titled ‘Busy Bodies’ for Frieze London in October 2020.  

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Holly Hendry presents 'Homeostasis II'
Commission
14 September 2018–15 January 2019

Holly Hendry presents 'Homeostasis II'

Each year, the Pommery Champagne house in Reims offers a contemporary art exhibition in its chalk quarries, a show called 'The Pommery Experience.' In 2019, the Esprit Souterrain ('Underground Spirit') theme was...
Domaine Vranken Pommery, Reims, France
Holly Hendry presents 'Homeostasis'
Group Exhibition
16 March–17 May 2014

Holly Hendry presents 'Homeostasis'

March Project is an educational residency programme for young artists that provides opportunities to research, realise and present site-specific works through a series of professional development courses, seminars, exhibitions, site visits and...
Courtyard C, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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