December 5 - 28
Opens: Thursday, December 5th, 6-9pm
ESP presents Corpse Reviver, Tamara Henderson’s first solo exhibition in Canada. The exhibition includes a suite of recent paintings as well as a 16mm film, Accent Grave on Ananas and an edition of glassworks, entitled Pineapple Interiors.
The paintings, like the sculptures and film are an investigative cruise through Henderson’s nocturnal journalism, “evergreen minutes”, a sprawling cryptic series of screenplays stitched together from automatic gonzo-esque scripts. Arriving at the idea of cinematic storyboards made as pictorial table-top factured tableaux, the sand cocktail inspired paintings Corpse Reviver, Interiors and Gliding in On a Shrimp Sandwich, made in collaboration with New York based Jeannine Han. Maintaining an affirmative pursuit towards hallucinatory plot twists, a labyrinth dedicated to the idea of scrutinizing the sculpture as character - Resort Collection Transitions to Vacations. Afterall, still waters encourage swamp growth.
Henderson is an artist from Sackville New Brunswick who lives and works in an itinerant fashion. Her work has been included in recent group exhibitions: Burn these Eyes Captain, and Throw Them in the Sea, Rodeo, Istanbul (2013), dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); On the Tip of My Tongue, Magasin 3 (2013), Edible Glasses, Western Front, Vancouver (2013). Recent Solo Exhibitions include: Evergreen Minutes of the Phantom Figure, Nuremberg Kunstverein (2013); Bottle Under the Influence (with Julia Feyrer), Walter Phillips Gallery. Upcoming exhibitions include Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm, Apartment, Vancouver, and Grazer Kunstverein, Austria. Henderson was also a finalist for the Sobey Art Award (2013).
Image credit: Tamara Henderson & Jeannine Han, Gliding in On a Shrimp Sandwich