Holly Hendry: Backwash

28 Jan 2016 – 28 Feb 2016

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Thursday to Saturday, 12-6pm

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Rice + Toye

London, United Kingdom

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The definition of preserving is to maintain something in its original state, but this is, perhaps, more of an oxymoron than a possibility.


In order to preserve, one must first transform, and it is not maintenance of a natural state but instead keeping in an unnatural state of suspension, that requires constant upkeep in order to maintain.

Somewhere between twitching life and an archaeological exhibit, Holly Hendry’ssculptural installation for THE DOOR presents an image of material breakdown. Sediments are interrupted by moving parts, making a cross-section of lost space and time. The sculpture is timely in this Soho of many layers, continually ever-changing and breaking down to regenerate anew...

To coincide with this exhibition Hendry has collaborated with artist and writer Rebecca Jagoe to produce a publication exploring themes of decay and the body. In addition, Hendry will also be producing an online commission, which will be available for download from the Rice + Toye website.

THE DOOR is a vitrine space hosted by The Society Club that emerged from the original entrance to the building on Ingestre Place. Sealed from within, the space now offers an intimate and humorous setting for artists to install and broadcast singular ideas. THE DOOR is a doorway nestled in the heart of Soho that never closes, never opens: visible 24 hours a day. 

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