“Seth Fairweather: Individual Voice” opens at Bryant Nagel Galleries with an artist reception from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 1st and an Artist Talk presented at 5:45 that evening. This new exhibition presents the innovative artist’s thought-provoking glass and steel sculptures. In many of Fairweather’s pieces it is themes of human emergence that take form, glass figures may arise organically from metal, neutral forms that could be anyone or everyone. In other pieces, the mysterious perfection of math and science come to play with our insights.
Unlike other artists who may have sampled a number of mediums to find the one that most inspires them, glass has always been Fairweather’s artistic path. Glass with a sculptural focus. As time has gone on, he has evolved to incorporate more mixed media with current works that include glass and metal. “The juxtaposition between the clarity of the glass and that heavy visual quality of the steel or cast bronze just sets up a nice conversation within the piece between the different materials,” he observes.
“My interest is in creating an object that houses within it a space for the viewer to explore, to lose him or herself and disconnect from their surrounds,” Fairweather explains. “My work is based on the individual voice – who we are, and who we can be as our own people.”
With an impressive exhibition history that dates back to 2005, Fairweather also commits himself to sharing what he has learned. He has been an instructor in glass arts since his own school days when he received a BFA in sculpture and three-dimensional studies from New York’s Alfred University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Fairweather currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Glass at Paradise Valley Community College and Artist in Residence at Mesa Arts Center.
This exhibition lasts through November 24th.
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- Starting Friday, November 1st, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm