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“A Venomous Bloom” by Kent Henricksen at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Kent Henricksen - "Ethereal Engagement", 2009 - Embroidery thread, silkscreen and gold leaf on fabric, 151.1 x 111.8 cm.

NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery
presents the
exhibition A Venomous Bloom by Kent Henricksen. Opening on May 6, 2010
at 511 W.
27th Street, this will be the artist’s first show with the gallery, on
through 5 June. In Henricksen’s canvases, gods and thieves, ladies and
marauders, angels and tricksters are brought together and transformed
the use of silkscreen, embroidery, and gold leaf.
drawn from
such diverse sources as Albrecht Dürer woodcuts, historical newspaper
illustrations, José Guadalupe Posada engravings, and Max Ernst collages
recast into new roles, telling new tales.