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 show of new works and a large-scale outdoor commission by Hendry will be unveiled at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea in 2021. Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a selection of new works by Hendry initially intended for Frieze London in a specially designed space at 30 Old Burlington Street in October 2020. 

Hendry had a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park titled ‘The Dump is Full of Images’ in September 2019. Her installation ‘Deep Soil Thrombosis’ was included in the Biennale de Lyon 2019. In 2018, Hendry was chosen by Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Selfridges, as the inaugural artist for the co-curated Art Block in Selfridges’ flagship store in London. The artist created the monumental sculpture ‘Cenotaph’ for the Liverpool Biennial in the same year. The work was included in the Biennial’s touring programme and shown at The Tetley, Leeds, in June 2019.

Holly Hendry

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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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