Current AIR: Dustin Farnsworth

 
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Sculptor Dustin Farnsworth of Montreal, Canada is our last Artist-in-Residence for 2017, having completed a 12-week residency from October 1 - December 23. Dustin creates visceral and cerebral portraiture of today's youth with critical portrayal of their worldly inheritance, engaging in visual rhetoric representing a generation in need of protection, empowerment and change. Often larger than life, Farnsworth's socially conscious constructions are engrossing, captivating and surreal. Connected by a strong thread of craftsmanship, Farnsworth shows us that the devil is in the details. 

 
 
  Promontory , 2013, pine, basswood, poplar, plywood, veneer, bendable plywood, steel luan, human hair, various polychrome, 42" x 42" x 44"

Promontory, 2013, pine, basswood, poplar, plywood, veneer, bendable plywood, steel luan, human hair, various polychrome, 42" x 42" x 44"

Dustin has been gaining recognition for his intricate sculptures, captivating audiences through a mastery of craft, material, and storytelling. Since completion of an undergraduate degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2010, his work has appeared in over 50 exhibitions nationally, including solo exhibitions at the Cameron Art Museum and the Huntsville Museum of Art. With the support of grants and fellowships, Farnsworth has continued his studio practice at a number of residencies including the University of Wisconsin Madison, Penland School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. 

His solo exhibition at 701 CCA will feature work made during his residency that expands upon his most recent studio practice and body of work.

Exhibition Period: January 11 - February 25, 2017

Artist's Reception: Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 - 9 pm 

Reception Admission: members, free; non-members, $5 suggested donation

 

 
Hannah Shepard