Henry Washer @ Heebee JeeBee Gallery, PetalumaJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Henry Washer loves playing with wood and it all started because his parents never gave him toys or let him watch TV. I’m only half serious about the toy thing, but either way his meandering philosophies about the word and motivation to communicate his experience have resulted in careful destruction as a creative process. When almost everything we come in contact with today can be reduced to pixels or binary code, Henry’s work discourages digital simplification. His pieces demand interaction and an audience to tangibly view his carving. Each is engineered with unique apparatuses that induce movement or have physical reactions. The almost cartoonlike nature of his work is illuminated in his artist statement “The irrefutable cause and effects of machinery provides a safe haven for me in a world where almost nothing is straightforward.“ If you are in Northern California, head out to his first solo exhibition May 26, 2012 at Heebee JeeBee Gallery.
Heebee JeeBee Gallery
46 Kentucky St.
Petaluma CA, 94952