A solo show of new sculpture and drawings by Sean Henry will open this November at the Osborne Samuel Gallery, 23 Dering Street, Mayfair, London W1.
The exhibtion will be accompanied by a new 84 page full colour catalogue & a short film. Visitors to the show will be encouraged to pre-book a timeslot, as the number of people allowed in the gallery at any one time - as we all know - will have to be limited. The experience of seeing the artwork will, of course, be better!
"‘Familiar’ is an interesting word – its origin coming from the family. I certainly feel related to my sculptures, and this is perhaps a result of my creating them and so having a kind of kinship with them. My connection to them feels important (which is why I am drawn to depict certain people more than others) but once the work is complete and has left the studio, the significance of my relationship to it fades.When I began the new Lying Man in March the piece was about time passing and dreams, but now he is out on his own in the world, in late 2020, the work feels like it has a more serious connection to health and to breathing –although ultimately its emotional resonance resides in the mind of the viewer. The great thing about art is that it will change again: the object remains while meanings shift through different periods in our lives, so that we might look back at something when we are older and feel entirely different about it. The reality of the work is affected by what we bring to it ourselves."
"This collection of new work is ambitious, in particular the dancing figures; it is such a challenge for the sculptor to capture energy, tension and dynamic movement. These figures echo some of his earliest works, perhaps the wheel has come full circle. It has been a difficult year and Sean has intimated that events in his personal life and of course in the wider community have influenced his new work. By engaging with these sculptures perhaps we become closer to understanding how we feel about and respond to the strange and socially distanced world we now inhabit."
Peter Osborne, Osborne Samuel Gallery
Opening times: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm.
Please contact the gallery to make arrangements to visit the exhibition.,
Sean Henry will be at the gallery on Novermbet 11th and 12th.