The Way It Is: Osborne Samuel Gallery, London

May 10 - June 9, 2012

 

Artist Sean Henry's first solo exhibition in London since 2008 takes place at the Osborne Samuel gallery this May and June. It includes three monumental figures in Economist Plaza, St James's, London. 

 

The new exhibition of sculpture and drawings follows Henry's successful 2011 exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral. The show, entitled Conflux, was seen by over 100,000 people between July and October last year. 

 

Sean Henry has also joined other artists in the Crisis Commission Auction taking place at Christies, King Street on May 3rd. Henry's sculpture John (Standing) will be auctioned alongside works currently on show at Somerset House to raisee money for the charity CRISIS. 100% of the funds raised from the auction will go to help the homeless. The figure is modelled on a homeless man whom Henry approached in West London and who agreed to pose for photographers. His unkept hair, ragged clothing and swollen fingers provide clues to John's humble status and marginilized social existence.