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Sessa England, Fool's Errand (2021). Exhibition view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Fool's Errand (2021). Exhibition view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Rolled skin, with piercing (skin series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Rolled skin, with piercing (skin series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Skeleton structure with pierced skin and hanger (structure series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Three burnt skeleton structures with hearts, marzipan, necklace and trolls (structure series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Three burnt skeleton structures with hearts, marzipan, necklace and trolls (structure series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Three burnt skeleton structures with hearts, marzipan, necklace and trolls (structure series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Three burnt skeleton structures with hearts, marzipan, necklace and trolls (structure series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Three burnt skeleton structures with hearts, marzipan, necklace and trolls (structure series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Twin piercings with chain and butterflies (piercing series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Twin piercings with chain and butterflies (piercing series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Two square skin rugs with tattoos (skin series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Two square skin rugs with tattoos (skin series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.
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Sessa England, Upholstered skeleton structure with skin, heart and snakeskin (structure series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Somatic memory & adolescent mementos in the mixed media sculpture & latex works of Sessa Englund

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Fool’s Errand, a solo exhibition by Sessa Englund, is on at Los Angeles’ Hunter Shaw Fine Art, running May 16 to July 4.

Sessa England, Twin piercings with chain and butterflies (piercing series) (2021). Installation view. Image courtesy the artist + Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Featuring fleshy latex casts that resemble corporal forms, as well as adolescent mementos such as butterfly charms, the exhibition plays on the embodied nature of memory. As stated in the press release: “Sites of somatic intimacy — furniture, food, jewelry — are abstracted into hybrid forms suggesting a liminal realm in which the body has merged with its surroundings.”**

Sessa Englund’s Fool’s Errand is on at Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles, running May 16 to July 4, 2021.