BILL HENSON: THE LIGHT FADES BUT THE GODS REMAIN
(HENSON, BILL). Thames & Hudson, I00200514, 2020. 11 in x 13.2 in, 168 pages. Hardbound. New.
Over thirty years have passed since Bill Henson made his iconic Untitled 1985/86 series. These mesmerizing photographs cast a hazy procession of people and places in suburbia, interspersed with dreamlike vignettes of Egyptian structures.
Now, Henson revisits his home suburb to create new work. While these photographs return to the same cul-de-sacs as the Untitled series, they show an environment that appears to have slipped out of linear time. Henson’s new images are sumptuous and resplendent in their grandeur, offering a view of what is just down the street, but seems to come from another age. Together, the two series provide a glimpse into Henson’s brilliant mind as he ponders the passing of time.
The Light Fades but the Gods Remain, celebrates an extraordinary artist at two stages in his career. Casting suburbia in an entirely new light, this publication is a captivating meditation on growing up. 9781760760434 Inventory Number: I00200514