INAI Gallery Talk: Ken Thompson
As part of the ongoing exhibit at INAI Gallery of sculptures by Ken Thompson, come hear the artist talk about his work on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 1:30-2:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Kenneth Thompson is well versed in bronze casting, metal fabrication, and stone carving, with a major focus on large-scale public sculptures. His commissions include Reclamation Archway for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Detroit and the Peace Arch for the City of Toledo in honor of the veterans of the Vietnam War. His most recent installation is the Centennial Mall sculpture designed for the 100th anniversary of his alma mater, Siena Heights University.
The INAI exhibit, however, features his smaller works and reflects his current explorations of architectural elements. Ken has 28 one-person shows, numerous group exhibitions, and many awards to his credit.
Ken comes from a tradition of craftsmanship, preferring to use materials that convey strength. “Each sculpture is a clean sheet of paper that presents new opportunities to discover solutions,” he says. “Beyond content and suitability, my sculpture concentrates on the fundamental issues of form and how negative space defines it, as well as the techniques employed to create it.”
Thompson’s current exhibit at INAI Gallery runs through February 9, 2020. Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.