IN THICKET

CURATED BY ALEXIS CHRISTINE MAINE
OCTOBER 12TH - NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018

Sean D. Henry-Smith is a photographer and writer, although a creative impulse guides their entire life. Henry-Smith moves with an energy set on intent that operates to evolve the processes of how we see, interpret, and create. In Thicket is a miniature translation for the artist’s latest evolving body of work, With You in the Slow Hour, which relays to viewers the importance of stillness and intimacy in photography. Through a vision of molasses and honey, the viewers of Henry-Smith’s work can endlessly engage in looking, being, and sharing with themselves and their environment.

Accompanying this photographic series is video work by artist-curator Alexis Christine Maine and a reading by June Gehringer. Maine invades her own sense of intimacy to understand human behavior under a pop cultural umbrella and uses a combination of self-captured footage and appropriated content to challenge the comparisons of lives we lead versus the ones we see being lived, while Gehringer explores  identity through apologies, anecdotes, and admonitions in her new book i don't write about race.