Sumi-e Ink on Paper
Archive for June 7th, 2012
5″x7″ acrylic on cradle board
For the first Time, I took my computer and tablet to a figure drawing session down the road. It was SO MUCH more enjoyable. I like sketching on paper well enough, but doing these drawings in digital felt like home. I tried a different approach with doing these as far as sketches go. Namely the use of the lasso tool.
Details. Billowing pillows and bedding
Showing up wherever beauty’s lost its way
The tripodic and fragmented sculptural oeuvres of Richard Henriquez are as ever elusive a double rainbow; the awe and wonderstruck that ensues from such chance encounters is firmly rooted in a soil rich with elements of curiosity, and nostalgia.
Narrative Fragments - Richard Henriquez
Jun 7 – 30, 2012
Photos Courtesy of Sunshine Frere
Essay Excerpt from:
Richard Henriquez: Mechanomorphic Dreams, an essay by Howard Shubert
Like history Henriquez’s works are layered and complex. And like the remnants of history out of which he creates these works – old photographs, scraps of writing and newspapers, found objects – his sculptures and drawings can be both allusive and elusive. The found objects that Henriquez incorporates into his sculptures are inscrutable, revealing as much as they conceal. Found objects are random and lack context. Henriquez draws on those qualities in assembling them into surprising, evocative works, sometimes employing surreal juxtapositions to create what sculptor Geoffrey Smedley has called “an amalgam of measured objective facts and subjective experiences” that are “rich in unforced associative reasoning.” But these works still retain the essence of their constituent parts as witnesses to history. But what history and whose? If the historian tries to find clues and looks for patterns in the detritus of history, the artist has no such obligation. According to Geoffrey Smedley, Richard Henriquez is engaged in a “mytho-poetic” project, dealing in “poetically understood facts.” The tripod sculptures that Henriquez has been assembling for thirty years are a case in point.
- Howard Shubert
inspired by this song