Joe Hesketh explores a vivid depiction of the lawless territory that occupies the – often convoluted – reality of what it means to be human, capturing an apocalyptic cynicism that seems to be inextricably bound to life as a woman in the 21st century.
With themes of transgression and the grotesque pervading her work, ‘Monster’ is a search for meaning in a world full of ‘ism’s’. Hesketh’s work probes and pivots between sex, life and death and humour, tragedy and beauty that endures amidst the chaos of our world, saturated with a myriad of manmade horrors and injustices.
‘Capturing an apocalyptic cynicism that seems to be inextricably bound to life as a woman in the 21st century’
FRAMED BERLIN, Berlin, 2021 NOuvELLE vAGuE ART SpACES, pATIOO, Monoroom, Spain, 2021 INSTALLATION DEAN CLOuGH, 2020 THE WHITE ELEpHANT GALLERY, Morcambe, 2019 ARTS MILL GALLERY, Hebden Bridge, 2017 FITzROvIA GALLERY, London, 2015 CHART GALLERY, London, 2015 CHELSEA ARTS CLuB, London, 2015 DEAN CLOuGH GALLERY, Halifax, 2014 DukES GALLERY, Lancaster, 2013 pIpER GALLERY, London, 2012 DEAN CLOuGH GALLERY, Halifax, 2012 SANDRA HIGGINS GALLERY, London, 2011 vIEW TWO GALLERY, Liverpool, 2008 BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, kendal, 2008
FINCH, London, 2023 BIENNALE CHIANCIANO, 2022 GALLERY46, 2022 W I M M I N ll London @artlicks Weekend, 2019 CHELSEA ARTS CLuB, 2016 FLOWERS GALLERY, London, 2016 LAHORE, pakistan, 2010 CHELSEA ARTS CLuB, London, 2010
Installation piece DEAN CLOuGH, 2022 Bronze sculpture puBLIC ART – pENDLE COuNCIL, 2018 Sculpture CHELSEA ARTS CLuB, 2017