Sadie Hennessy - The Last Things (Crystal)
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The Last Things (Crystal), 2019
Signed Ltd Edition of 15
5 colour screen print
50 x 70 cms
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Sadie Hennessy is a multi-disciplinary artist whose roots lie in collage, but who has expanded her idea of collage to encompass the third and fourth dimensions, to create immersive environments and events, examining the zeitgeist and the world around her, as she perceives it. She explores the vital issues of the day, through a dark prism of melancholia, mixed with black humour.
Her current body of work, which is part of the Margate Now Festival, is rooted in the climate emergency and the idea of post-humanism and human/object hybrids. She envisages a time where we have to find other planets to call home. She's using pulp sci-fi imagery in her collages and prints, and redundant technology in the sculptural work, to explore these ideas.
She has an MA in Fine Art from Central St. Martin's and was the winner of the Jealous Graduate Art Prize in 2010. The prints from her MA show were bought by the London University Collection, and her Jealous Prize work was admitted to the Victoria & Albert print collection. She recently completed a 3 year fellowship as Screen Print Fellow at the Royal Academy. She lives in Whitstable.