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Holly Hendry @ Stephen Friedman Gallery
17 September 2020 - 31 October 2020
A selection of new works by British sculptor Holly Hendry, whose large site-responsive sculptures and installations are concerned with what lies beneath the surface and the idiosyncrasies of the human body in all its lived, material and messy forms. Casting is central to the artist’s process, using an array of materials including steel, jesmonite, silicone, ash, charcoal, lipstick, soap, foam, marble, aluminium and grit.
In this new group of sculptures, Busy Bodies, Hendry incorporates sections of disembodied portraits that reveal their interior workings, taking formal inspiration from defunct machinery and diagrammatic depictions of anatomy. The works on view, several of which have kinetic elements, explore the blurred relationship between our bodies, emotions and mechanisation – stuck on repeat or requiring continual maintenance.