In each of the mysterious, living icons that the artist Steve Linn presents he narrates his own history and the history of his art. He tells the story of a creator who has known how to draw upon the best of two cultures on either side of the Atlantic; he also—seemingly unintentionally—provides a summary of .....
In each of the mysterious, living icons that the artist Steve Linn presents he narrates his own history and the history of his art. He tells the story of a creator who has known how to draw upon the best of two cultures on either side of the Atlantic; he also—seemingly unintentionally—provides a summary of the history of sculpture, ceaselessly reinvented with pieces of wood, bronze and glass. What I appreciate in Steve Linn’s art is this boldness and freedom of imagination that I associate with his American citizenship. I admire his determination to use three different, traditionally separated materials; I know that his reasons are more personal than theoretical for working in wood, which he learned from his father, adding to this, bronze, a classic technique normally learned at art school, and finally glass, whose high technology requires quasi-industrial facilities.
But what I like in his assemblages is that each material is almost always used in opposition to its normal application. You are thus surprised to see bronze objects made of wood, wooden items in bronze and hands in glass or bronze. The subject of his “alterpieces” is usually a person—famous or unknown—but in a strongly central position and executed simultaneously in the three media. The superposition of elements in relief with a ‘realistic’ effect (modeled in the round) and linear elements in bas relief on glass giving the effect of certain enlarged photographic negatives results in bewildering complexity.
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Thank you for celebrating the first annual
Glass Art Fair!
We are honored to that you have taken the time to join us in a celebration of art.
The artists in this exhibition are sharing their work from around the world.
Grand Opening: November 1st | Exhibition continues to November 30th of 2020