October 29, 2016 - REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) - Tamara Henderson: Seasons End: Panting Healer
October 29, 2016

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)

Tamara Henderson, Seasons End: Panting Healer, 2016. Exhibition view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox.

Tamara Henderson
Seasons End: Panting Healer
October 15–December 23, 2016

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Tamara Henderson collects objects and materials from various sources, including found and reused items from locations such as textile markets and curiosity shops, as well as gifts obtained from her travels and relationships. She reconfigures them as artworks that range from pieces of furniture to large-scale installations. Henderson’s writing, sculptures, 16mm films and paintings often reference expanded states of mind that the artist translates in the work. Previously she has created work inspired by a process of notating ideas while under hypnosis, and her films are often short magic realist passages in which transformation and decay are enacted, and images are personified.

Seasons End: Panting Healer is Henderson’s first solo exhibition in the US. In this body of work, the artist suggests that the character of the dehydrated scarecrow on her deathbed is a totem for reading seasonal change at the time of climate change. The figures often refer to the distinct locations where they were produced, while adapting to and absorbing the places where they travel. The work features an assembly of objects and images that are on the one hand seemingly personal, while on the other they chart the cycles of production, consumption and recirculation as a means to create agency and shared ritual.

About the artist
Tamara Henderson is an artist from Sackville, Canada who lives and works in an itinerant fashion. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions at Glasgow International, UK (2016); Rodeo, Istanbul (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); On the Tip of My Tongue, Magasin 3 (2013); Western Front, Vancouver (2013). Recent solo exhibitions include: Evergreen Minutes of the Phantom Figure at Nuremberg Kunstverein (2013); Bottle Under the Influence (with Julia Feyrer), Walther Philips Gallery. Henderson was also a short-list finalist for the Sobey Award (2013). Upcoming exhibitions include Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm; Apartment, Vancouver; and Graz Kunstverein, Austria. 

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.

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