Tamara Henderson, True Leaves, 2023
Digital Pigmented Print on Huhnemeuhle Photo Rag 308g
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
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This edition has been produced on the occasion of Tamara Henderson's exhibition Green in the Grooves at Camden Art Centre, 2023.
About the work
Henderson, has made a diptych to accompany her exhibition Green in the Grooves. Based on a series of automatic drawings titled True Leaves, they relate to the emergence of a plant’s specific appearance in secondary leaves that follow the earlier tissues it creates to photosynthesise - to ‘eat’ enough light to develop into its true form. Henderson’s exhibition has grown from the concerns she explored in these early experimental drawings: the growth cycle of plants through from soil and seed to propagation, germination, and returning again to the soil through decomposition. The cartoon drawing of a wizard relates to one of the central archetypes structuring the exhibition: The Director. A self-portrait of sorts, the magician conjures a world into being and is the all-seeing eye behind a major new film commission featuring in Camden’s Gallery 1.
About the artist
Tamara Henderson (b. 1982, New Brunswick) lives and works in Canberra, Australia. Henderson’s film Womb Life (2018) was included in the group exhibition The Botanical Mind, Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree, at Camden Art Centre in 2020 and her film Seasons End: Out of Time (2018) was exhibited at Tate Modern that same year. Following those presentations, this will be Henderson’s first institutional solo show in London and builds on her significant national and international exposure, which includes solo presentations at Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018), Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2018), REDCAT, Los Angeles (2016), the ICA Philly (2015), and Grazer Kunstverein (2014), as well as inclusion in group exhibitions and festivals, such as Thin Skin curated by Jennifer Higgie at Monash University Museum of Art, Australia (2023); the São Paulo Biennial (2021); the Virginia Woolf exhibition at Tate St Ives, Pallant House Chichester and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2018), Glasgow International (2016); Vancouver Art Gallery (2016), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2016); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2016); and dOCUMENTA 13 (2012).
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