TOLEDO — A new solo exhibit of sculptural works by a Lenawee County artist and business owner opens today at a Toledo art gallery.
20 North Gallery, 18 N. Clair St. in downtown Toledo will hold a free public reception from 6-9 p.m. for the exhibition of the work of Kenneth Thompson, founder and owner of Flatlanders Sculpture Supply & Art Galleries in Riga Township , just outside of Blissfield on US 223.
The gallery presents its exhibition entitled “Undeniable Presence: Sculpture by Kenneth M. Thompson”. Thompson’s exhibit runs through June 25. Gallery hours are 12-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and by appointment. Make an appointment by calling 419-241-2400 or visiting www.20northgallery.com.
The exhibition, according to a press release from 20 North Gallery, features several sculptures by Thompson using brass, wood, acrylic sheets and aluminum. The exhibit includes outdoor sculptures and 3D geometric works suitable for pedestal display, according to the statement.
“Kenneth M. Thompson’s sculptures have a commanding presence,” the statement read. “From a scale of 15 inches to over 12 feet in height, the artist’s craftsmanship and skillful use of space envelop viewers, tightly engaging them. Like the columns that hold up a building, Thompson’s towering works of art are strong and solid, but their intricate, geometric construction creates the illusion of movement. This dichotomy between firmness and rhythm is transformed on a more intimate scale in his small works which use similar forms and materials.
An online exhibition catalog of Thompson’s “Undeniable Presence” is available on the gallery’s website, along with additional information about the artist.