David Hendren EGHQ
wood, dibond, lights, wire, glass, paint, sound
David Hendren Dec1st – Jan 4th 2011 Opening Reception Dec 11th 6-9pm 2011
EGHQ is proud to present emerging artist David Hendren who has just been awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant. Hendren’s untitled site-specific installation combines wood, paint and elements of light and sound to utilize a familiar outdoor form – the billboard. The front side of the piece is organized simply and geometrically like an advertisement, while the back side is chaotic, layered with paint and filled with architectural growths suggesting a human presence. Hendren seeks out structures with dueling intentions that simultaneously undermine and expand the original intent of the form.
For the past two years, Hendren has been using this modular building practice to explore the intersection of art and engineering and, specifically, the potential for engineered forms to couple resistance to physical forces with anthropomorphic shapes and images. In addressing formal space, while maintaining a close link to the human body, these hybrid objects function as both facilitators for human experience and as symbolic objects.
David Hendren received an MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008 and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work was most recently exhibited at Portugal Arte 10. (group) Lisbon, Portugal in 2010.