@WhitehotMagazine of Contemporary Art reviews our current show
Kent Henricksen “Disharmony in Blue and Gold” continues thru this Sunday evening.
In three of the larger canvases hanging in the show, Henricksen meditates on the Trimurti —a Hindu concept in which the cosmic phenomena of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by three gods. Each piece has a creator, usually a figure in the company of a child or children; a destroyer, a figure who is taking a physically aggressive action; and a maintainer, usually an angel that surveys the balance of creation and destruction. For this exhibition, Henricksen says, “I wanted to consider how a cyclical, or a repetitive or recurrent theme could be the basis for the imagery—for this set of embroidered paintings. The pieces are basically mandalas—the Trimurti reinforces this idea.”