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Katinka Bock: A and I

North Galleries

February 1, 2014May 4, 2014


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.

Katinka Bock: A and I is curated by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections. The Henry gratefully acknowledges our Presenting Sponsor, The Boeing Company. The exhibition is also made possible by Henry Season Supporter ArtsFund and by the Department of Artistic Cooperation and Exchange, Institut français. Additional funding is generously provided through gifts made to the Henry Now campaign by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Featured artists: Katinka Bock
Image 1: Katinka Bock. Le Grand Chocolat. 2012. Ceramic. Courtesy of the artist and Meyer Riegger, Berlin. Photo credit: Aurélien Mole.
Image 2: Katinka Bock. Profane fireplace [installation view, Matière à paysage, La Galerie, Noisy le Sec, 2008]. 2008. Metal roofing panel, iron ball, and chain. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jocellyn Wolff, Paris. Photo credit: Katinka Bock.
Image 3: Katinka Bock. Lettra. 2011. Ceramic and wall. Courtesy of the artist and Meyer Riegger, Berlin. Photo credit: David Hanauer.
Image 4: Katinka Bock. Patron [production still]. 2008. Fabric and graphite. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jocellyn Wolff, Paris. Photo credit: Katinka Bock.