aroundkent Magazine Vol 13 2017

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Photos by Dan Fox, Lumina

Matrix Series: "Forge...!" flame worked borosilicate glass, 13.5 x 34 x 10”, 2016

is indicated, but rather the forms are loaded with subjective potential. He states: ‘Quest…’ For example, speaks to a narrative that is endemic to the artistic mission, that is to be constantly looking, searching, for ways to communicate ideas through this medium. This piece explains something about myself, what interests me, and hopefully communicates these notions and resonates with the viewer. The objects depicted, often are chosen for being iconic in a familiar sense and in being everyday, can reach a wider audience. The work asks us all to see things differently. Brent Kee Young is Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Institute of Art, where he was head of the glass department for over forty years. In 1990—1991, he developed the glass program at Aichi University of Education in Kariya, Japan. He received a BA, with glass concentration, from San Jose State University (1971) and an MFA from the State University of New York at Alfred University (1973). His work has been shown extensively and is in many permanent museum collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery; Museum of Fine Art, Boston; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Cleveland Museum of Art; and the Hokaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan.

Matrix Series: "Quest...." flame worked borosilicate glass, 14 x 39 x 11”, 2014


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