Kyra Henley

8 October – 2 November 2016

kyra-henley

Kyra Henley

Keepin' it Loose 107×122cm oil on linen

about the artist

Kyra Henley

RECREATION

Opening Tuesday 11 October 6-8pm
8 October – 2 November 2016

In Kyra Henley’s paintings there is a satiric, analytic, yet casual gaze. Her conversational pictures invade a contemporary neo pop aesthetic space, drawing tension between the spontaneity of collage and the plastic elemental needs of painting.

Henley manipulates context and perspective in accordance with the requirements of her picture and feeds us absurdist images; pseudo personal memories hijacked by commercial visual culture, history, politics, art, drugs, and postmodern dystopian paranoia.

There is reluctance here in the voice that speaks. Henley’s voice is cynical yet sympathetic riffing on lines of representational melody across themes such as capitalist exploitation, the inevitable corruption of authority, the mad self entitled expectations of the western tourist and leisure industry, and the essential meaningless of achievement in a culture and world that you despise, fear, and want to escape.

Steve Benwell 2016


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