Kent Henricksen: A Season of Delight

Kent Henricksen: A Season of Delight

by Kent Henricksen
     
 

Victorian women in masks, sheep dominating young boys, hooded figures popping out of the long grass, demented cherubs and aroused attack dogs are just some of the darkly humorous figures that populate the work of rising New York artist Kent Henrickson. Employing many media and techniques--including drawing, embroidery on linen, wallpaper and sculpture--Henrickson…  See more details below

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Victorian women in masks, sheep dominating young boys, hooded figures popping out of the long grass, demented cherubs and aroused attack dogs are just some of the darkly humorous figures that populate the work of rising New York artist Kent Henrickson. Employing many media and techniques--including drawing, embroidery on linen, wallpaper and sculpture--Henrickson produces rich and crafty artworks that create peculiar psychosexual worlds while balancing classical references with a contemporary sensibility. "There is an absurdist quality attached to my imagery, as boys become cloaked or as hooded executioners or young girls dance and play with ghosts while they themselves are bound. At first glance these scenarios appear to be completely inappropriate and preposterous, but upon further scrutiny they can allude to psychological games and/or individual power struggles." This first monograph features paper changes, lots of full-bleed images and a host of excellent essays and interviews.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788895702001
Publisher:
The Bookmakers
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Working independently, Bob Nickas has curated more than 40 shows for galleries and museums since 1984. He is a regular contributor to Artforum and serves as curatorial advisor at P.S. 1 in New York.

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