The opening of my show Hypermorph went splendidly, thanks to everyone who came out!
Here are some shots of the event, taken by my dad:
left to right: Michael Miles, me, my brother Peter Hensel
left to right: Glade Whitworth, Meg Mata, Karen Cassidy, Chase, some d00d, me, my mom Carol Hensel
The show closes on Oct 21st, so you still have about four weeks to go see it. If you need some enticing, check out this write up in the Houston Press (and yes, it’s true, I was working on my show until the last minute). I’ll post more pics once the show closes.
I’ve been super busy preparing for my show Hypermorph at Domy Books in Houston. It opens September 25th from 7-9pm, y’all should come check it out if you’re in town.
Here’s a shot of the prep table, you can see the skin for the froghead pillow that Glade is making for me, Kevin Huizenga’s Fight or Run (definitely an inspiration), one of my boots, and the froghead boutinnières.
Here’s Glade stuffing the froghead pillow.
We decided to leave some of the stuffing hanging out. You can also see part of one of my drawings for the show in the following pic.
Here’s the froghead pillow chilling with my face pillow.
Here’s an in-process shot of one of the paintings that I’m doing.
Aight I gotta peace y’all and go read the prologue for Towers of Midnight, I’ll check y’all later.
I came up with the name for my Domy Houston show on Wednesday. I was originally going to title it after one of my paintings, The Rise of the Miizzzards, but then I decided that I didn’t want to restrict my show to just paintings of Miizzzards. So, I came up with something more generic: Hypermetamorphologies. After talking with my d00d Paul DeVay, I shortened it to Hypermorphologies. Later, Glade convinced me to (rightly) truncate it further, and so I settled on Hypermorph. Heavy lifting done, I wrote up the statement and my bio, and selected my promo images. You can see the whole package here.
I still need to come up with a poster image for the show, so I’ve been doing some sketches of hypermorphs. Here are the first two that I did: