Sean Henry: Conflux

Sean Henry: Conflux
Library Shelf Location 18.HENR
Publication Date 2011
Description This book is published to mark the largest exhibition to date of sculptor Sean Henry's work, set in the spectacular surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral. Conflux brings together over 20 sculptures and installations of dramatically different scales by this innovative artist, occupying vacant plinths and open spaces on both the inside and exterior of this iconic 13th century building, creating a confluence of sculpture - Henry's modern anonymousfigures alongside the Cathedral's medieval and classical collection. Sean Henry's artwork celebrates the fragile individuality of anonymous men and women, challenging the viewer to contrast them with the timelessness and ndestructibility of the building, with its memorials to important historical figures. For the Cathedral community it offers an opportunity to remind visitors that the wide-ranging emotions and frailties displayed in the work are as relevant inside this living church as the refined memorials and celebrations of faith that have adorned the walls for generations. It is a union that invites us to contemplate the role of the Cathedral today and the evolving nature of art in religious environments.
ISBN 9781857597479
Quantity 1
Pages 72
Authors Richard Cork, Tom Flynn
Format Hardback
Publisher Scala
Related Artist Sean Henry
Categories Public/Landscape Art, Sculpture
Language English

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