John Henry

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John Henry
John Henry Archer Installed
Archer, 2012
Between Brockman Hall for Physics and George R. Brown Hall

Gift of Leslie '69 and Brad Bucher '65
Influenced by Constructivist and Minimalist principles, the bright red, 14-foot-tall abstract aluminum sculpture presents rectilinear forms in dynamic, stilt-like arrangements. Henry's works have a light and kinetic appearance, often painted in primary colors, which bely the complex physical improbability of their formal qualities. 

About the Artist: John Henry's large-scale works have been commissioned and acquired for public viewing by numerous institutions and public art programs over the last five decades. Born in Kentucky, Henry earned a B.F.A. at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1969, and is the recipient of many awards, distinctions and fellowships, including four National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Governor’s National Award in the Arts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Henry has served on the board of trustees of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts since 1991 and on the board of the International Sculpture Center since 1996. His work is in numerous museum collections, including the Fort Worth Modern, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Smithsonian Institution.