Passing Through by Jan Hendrix
Following recent solo shows at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, MUAC Mexico City, Mexico and the Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, The Netherlands, Jan Hendrix’s exhibition Passing Through will launch Shapero Modern’s exciting new gallery space on Maddox Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair.
Hendrix explores the fragility of the natural world and the transformation of landscape through man’s intervention.
This exhibition focusses on two particular contrasting landscapes: the land around the Bundanon Trust, New South Wales where Hendrix has had several residencies, learning about the landscape along the Shoalhaven River and the work of the trust with the Dharawal people to preserve this ‘first landscape’.
The other is further north, nowadays a suburb of Sydney, called chronologically, Stingray Bay, Botany Bay and now Kamay.
The bay was the first landing point of Captain Cook’s famous 1770 Endeavour expedition and was the place of the first collection of many plant species by the botanists on board, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander.