More Strange Hungers
7 February – 23 March 2013
Private View: 7th February 2013 (6-9pm)
A Brooks Art in association with WW Gallery are delighted to present More Strange Hungers a solo show of recent and new works by Sadie Hennessy.
More Strange Hungers is the ejaculate outpouring of a rich seam of work that first formed whilst Hennessy was preparing for her solo show at WW Gallery. That show, Strange Hungers, took its title from the eponymous 1963 British Pulp Fiction book that delves into the mysterious workings of desire and the insistent lusts and yearnings of the sexual appetite, and Hennessy added her own unique voice to this ‘…the (unanswered) mating call, or at least the rallying cry, of the aging woman as she grows old disgracefully.’
In More Strange Hungers at A Brooks Art, Hennessy continues to deliver her humorous, wry, feminist manifesto and a celebration of female empowerment and sexuality. Her hybrid collages and assemblages create unsettlingly surreal combinations and are delivered with a wicked sense of humour. More Strange Hungers is Sensational Super Charged and Salacious!
Sadie Hennessy creates hybrid objects & images which are both comfortably familiar and deeply unsettling. She operates within a cultural framework of ‘Englishness’ and explores the idea of nostalgia, and more pertinently, the construct of ‘faux nostalgia’ i.e. the yearning for a time that never actually existed.
In August 2010 Hennessy won the Jealous Graduate Art Prize for her final MA show (‘Accident & Emergency’) at Central St. Martins. In 2011 she was artist-in-residence in the printmaking department at Croydon College of Art, culminating in a solo show in the Parfitt Gallery in January 2012 Freud in Dreamland. She is represented by WW Gallery, London and has exhibited with them at the 54th Venice Biennale (June 2011), Crunch Art Festival (November 2011), London Art Fair (January 2011) and Strange Hungers WW Gallery, EC1 (2012).Download Press Release
Artist Talk with Sadie Hennessy in conversation with Beverley Knowles
to coincide with More Strange Hungers at A Brooks Art on 7th March 2013 6.30- 7.30
In More Strange Hungers at A Brooks Art, Hennessy salutes female empowerment and the expression of female lust and desire. ‘My work intends to unsettle its audience and to elicit a jolt of recognition in them…I am not afraid of using humour to create a reaction but it definitely comes from the darkest end of the comic spectrum’. Sadie Hennessy
Her current work, practice and unique perspective will be explored in conversation with Beverley Knowles
The event is free but booking is necessary.
Book tickets here.
Beverley Knowles is a freelance curator and writer focusing on contemporary multi-disciplinary and performance art and the history of feminist art. As a commentator on the arts she writes regularly for The Economist and This Is Tomorrow. She holds an MA in contemporary art history from Goldsmiths’ College, London.