Tamara Henderson’s writings, sculptures, 16mm films and paintings often refer to dreamscapes that the artist reconstructs in the exhibition space. She creates sculptures inspired by a process of notating ideas while under hypnosis, and her films are surrealist tales of passage, transformation and decay, in which objects and images are personified and imbued with the artist’s personal history and memories. Henderson collects objects from various sources, including found and recycled items and gifts gathered throughout her travels, and assembles them into large-scale installations.
Henderson’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast includes an expanded version of Seasons End, the ambitious installation she premiered at the 2016 Glasgow International, as well as a selection of the artist’s films and other works. Henderson’s recent research focuses on past and present totems, seasonal change, pagan gods and goddesses, fairies and scarecrows. She has been working with the figure of the garden photographer, as well as a lofty body of plants, wood and fabric, captured as memories using a pinhole camera apparatus. “While she stands she remembers; while she remembers she photographs; her nervous system is a system of flash-bulbs.”
Organized by Sohrab Mohebbi, Associate Curator.
Artist´s Studio Associates: Aude Levere and Jake Tibury
Sound design: Dan Riley
Produced in part with Glasgow International, with additional participation by Oakville Galleries. This exhibition is made possible with generous support from Karyn Kohl and Komal Shah. Additional support provided by REDCAT Circle.