MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702

Cryptostructures of the Urscape is an exhibition of Mark P. Hensel’s most recent work.
Fundamentally, Hensel’s art practice is a series of ritualistic actions: transforming from one state to another, putting on or taking off a mask, or transferring from one layer of reality to another.

For the past two years, Mark P. Hensel has used his blog, comics, photographs, videos, and performances to construct the mythology of the Miizzzard, a strange being constantly in flux, a performance-art project in becoming-other, and the lord of the Transdimensional Hypercastle. Recently, however, Hensel has expanded outward from the Miizzzard, mapping a more chthonic realm than the celestial Hyperverse: the Urscape, a vast yawning gulf filled with Cryptostructures. The show will be documentation and representations of the forms found in this mystic zone.

MASS is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.