Got Drunk, Fell Down, 2012, Photography by Sarah Fay
Chris Hanson - Brooklyn, USA
Hendrika Sonnenberg - Brooklyn, USA
The Way Things Are, 2012
Sculptures Painted Street Lamps
47 - Hagerman Street and Elizabeth Street
(Behind Toronto City Hall)
[ selected photographs ] [ video ]
Hanson and Sonnenberg have made three sculptures using street lamps doing some particularly "human" things.
Got Drunk, Fell Down presents a fallen light standard, as a second lamp looks on with concern. Fountain
illustrates a biological need not frequently associated with keeping our streets illuminated after dark.
The work of Hanson and Sonnenberg is often hauntingly humorous and regularly transforms familiar objects
in unusual ways. Central to the artists' collaborative process is a sense of "agreement" which
frequently begins with the presentation of a situation that the artists’ hope a spectator may be
Artist Biographies: Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg met at the Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design (Halifax) in 1982. Their collaboration has brought them international critical acclaim. They
presently reside in Brooklyn, New York with their cat Lucy.