Glenn Zweygardt: Sculpture

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, June 3, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
New wing galleries

Earthen Blues by Glenn Zweygardt (1997). Granite, stainless steel, enameled steel, cast glass, and cast bronze. Image courtesy of the artist.

"Finding one's place in a relationship with nature is the theme of my sculpture ... while working with materials such as metal and stone, a relationship between nature and myself is formed Further, I want to tell stories and comment on my collective life experiences and my perception ora collective consciousness ... Hopefully, these ideas ands expressions will enter into human consciousness and the fourth dimension." - Glenn Zweygardt

The works of Glenn Zweygardt are simultaneously ancient and contemporary. With his use of diverse materials - cast bronze, glass, iron, marble, stainless steel, stone, and granite - he creates complex media sculptures that exemplify a master of the three dimensional form.

Zweygardt possess an uncanny ability to fuse dissimilar elements and concepts, naturally occurring and fabricated forms, into structures that command the attention of the observer. This interaction of artist, nature, and technology has a moying effect on the observer's imagery and psyche.

Duplication and relationship is a recurring theme found throughout Zweygardt's work. A carefully chosen stone, cast and duplicated in bronze, aluminum or steel becomes the basis of definite architectural themes that are manifest in a range of sizes.

Zweygardt's mastery of the building process along with his ability to create enormous works of art from materials of tremendous mass has gained him international recognition and membership to the Benaan Group, a cooperative of sculptors whose collective works span virtually the entire spectrum of possibilities of "traditional" modernist sculpture.

Kansas born, Zweygardt earned the BFA degree from Wichita State in 1967. He received the MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art in 1969 and teaches at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Zweygardt works independently in his immense workshop in Alfred Station, New York. Here his work continues to evolve - varied shapes and rich surfaces, transparent and dense forms, conceptual and technical relationships personal and collective perceptions - into fine art of eminent legacy.

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