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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Rosen Sculpture Competition

Rosen Sculpture Competition

Currently on display as part of the Rosen Sculpture Competition:

Anomie Exquisite by Andrew Light

Artist Statement

I am principally concerned with abstract figuration in my work. The pursuit and capture
of a momentary gesture in a static object, continues to be a fascinating and limitless
challenge. This is informed by my explorations of body morbidity, and the move from
classical notions of representation of the figure towards an understanding of the human
form as landscape.

The context of a work varies from project to project, site to site. Often, works exist as
epiphanous gestures, coming to me as they will. Only after a sketch is developed or
the beginnings of a form assembled can refinements happen. Other works are the
result of determined, contemplative practice. Developing forms and context to
harmoniously pursue a given initiative. It is my explicit intention to leave room for these
principle modes of working to exist simultaneously in my practice. Cultivating curiosity
and an openness to the process are critical.

I have been involved in the production and exhibition of large-scale, outdoor sculpture
for 15 years. Having exhibited my work in several States, and the United Kingdom.
Following my academic training, I served as a studio assistant to one of the leading
American monumental sculptors, John Henry. In addition, I have supplemented my
studio income with a variety of custom fabrication projects, giving me profound insight
into the various phases of contracting, which have served my Sculptural pursuits well.
Craftsmanship and durability are among my leading concerns, and the career path I
have been able to pursue has lead me to a fuller understanding of this ideal. It is my full
intent for my work to persevere well into the future in a sound, structural, and archival
manner.

Biography

Mr. Andrew Light is a Sculptor, based in Lexington, KY. There he maintains an active
studio, focusing primarily on fabricated metal sculpture.

Mr. Light has exhibited his work throughout the United States and in the United
Kingdom. Mr. Light currently has several original works held in Museum, Municipal, and
Private collections.

Mr. Light has an extensive back round in industry, having worked in several skilled
trades. Mr. Light is an academically trained artist with a principal focus in monumental
sculpture. After his formal education, he apprenticed as an ironworker, and then served
as studio assistants to Mr. John Henry, in Chattanooga, TN and Mr. Richard Hunt in
Chicago, IL.

He has worked for the British Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture, as a workshop and
foundry technician. Mr. Light has conducted sculptural workshops at various facilities
such as University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL,
Arrowmont, in Gatlinburg, TN, and at the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry,
IN.

Mr. Light has worked with several nonprofits, as a consultant developing grants and
programming, as well as project management. He has served as President and Member
of the Board for others.

Learn more about the Rosen Sculpture Competition by visiting www.rosensculpture.org and https://tcva.appstate.edu/.