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Bill Henson

The Light Fades but the Gods Remain

Bill Henson

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Thames & Hudson
10 September 2019
Over thirty years have passed since Bill Henson made his iconic Untitled 1985/86 series. These mesmerising photographs cast a hazy procession of people and places from Melbourne's suburb of Glen Waverley, interspersed with dreamlike vignettes of Egyptian structures.

Now, commissioned by Monash Gallery of Art, Henson has revisited his home suburb to create new work. While these photographs return to Glen Waverley, 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 seem 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, accompanied by an exhibition of both series of work at Monash Gallery of Art, celebrates an extraordinary artist at two stages in his career. The publication includes extracts by various authors who have had an impact on Henson, as well as text by Monash Gallery of Art Senior Curator Pippa Milne.
By:   Bill Henson
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 327mm,  Width: 270mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   1.680kg
ISBN:   9781760760434
ISBN 10:   1760760439
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction * The Photographs

Reviews for Bill Henson: The Light Fades but the Gods Remain

Henson's images do not provide easy answers. Rather, they raise questions to ponder.


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