dooms day room, 2016
The Temple of the ducks, 2016
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Lena Henke’s céramique sculptures of horses’ feet are alluring and womanly; coins are pushed in what seems like cracks, cleavages or vagina-looking forms. The hollow forms of the hoof sculptures are simultaneously awkward and robust, and suggest high-rise buildings with speckles evoking brickwork. Some include semi-opaque plastic milk containers, and become a kind of junk-animal homemade hybrid. Henke’s sculptures hint at horse fetishism, female sexuality, the subconscious, and collage, in a surrealist, almost “Dali-esque” world.
Crédit: Guy L’Heureux, La Biennale de Montréal 2016