Katinka Bock: A and I
Image 1 / 4: Katinka Bock. Le Grand Chocolat.
Image 2 / 4: Katinka Bock. Profane fireplace [installation view, Matière à paysage, La Galerie, Noisy le Sec, 2008].
Image 3 / 4: Katinka Bock. Lettra.
Image 4 / 4: Katinka Bock. Patron [production still].
Henry Art Gallery is proud to present Paris-based German sculptor Katinka Bock’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Using natural and found materials, such as clay, wood, stones, used zinc sheets, steel beams and other urban detritus, Bock (born 1976) creates sculptures and installations that intimately and incisively explore site, origin, material, and process, while also revealing the poetic dimension of space and mining the territories of history and archaeology.
Occupying the Henry’s historic North Galleries, Katinka Bock: A and I features 13 recent and new works. The artist was commissioned by the Henry to create several new works that, in line with her practice, are deeply responsive and connected to the site of their creation. The new pieces refer to, are weathered by, or made from Northwest climate and indigenous materials.
A full-color catalogue with texts by French art critic and writer Marie-Cécile Burnichon, author Thomas Clerc, and Luis Croquer, Henry Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Katinka Bock was recently an artist-in-residence at Villa Medici in Rome, and in 2012 was the recipient of the Prix Fondation Ricard in France and the Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis in Germany.