- by Andrew Light
Andrew Light, 2014
Andrew Light’s sculpture Anomie Exquisite began with a random series of scrapyard finds. Out of this initial “anomie” or uncertainty, Light reimagined the function of these discarded materials to create a dynamic new work defined by its central arc. From the twin cylinders that function as its base—a reminder of its junkyard origins—the resulting piece ascends and takes flight on curved wings that carry it into a new harmony and purpose, evoking what Light calls the “echo of a movement.”
Andrew Light is an artist based in Lexington, KY, where he maintains an active studio, focusing primarily on fabricated metal sculpture. An academically trained artist, Light has an extensive background in industry, having worked in several skilled trades. After earning his MFA at the University of Florida, Light apprenticed as an iron worker and later served as studio assistant to renowned sculptors John Henry in Chattanooga, TN and Richard Hunt in Chicago. He has also worked for the British Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture as a workshop and foundry technician. His work has been exhibited in museums and art centers across the South and Midwest and can currently be seen in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.
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Location: Village Green - South East Quad
Installation Status: Current Installations