Wednesday 15 April

Holly Hendry joins Stephen Friedman Gallery

Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce representation of British artist Holly HendryThe gallery will host a solo presentation of Hendry’s new work at Frieze London in October this year. 

Hendry’s large 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. 

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.

Hendry currently has a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park titled ‘The Dump is Full of Images’, while a solo show of new works and a large-scale outdoor commission will be unveiled at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea in the coming year. 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.

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