This talk by guest speaker, Kenny Hunter, is the first in the School of Art Friday Lecture Series on the theme of Material.
Through a mixture of Art Historical referencing and personal reflection Kenny Hunter will outline a historical context for his practice through an examination of how the human figure has been rehabilitated back into the expanded field of sculpture. Particular attention will be paid to the role of materiality and the monument.
Born in Edinburgh in 1962, Kenny Hunter studied sculpture at Glasgow School of Art between 1983 and 1987. He has exhibited extensively in both Britain and Abroad including solo exhibitions at Arnolfini, Bristol 1998, Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2000, CCA, Glasgow 2003, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2006 and Tramway, Glasgow 2008. His most recent exhibition was held during this years Edinburgh Art Festival entitled ‘Reproductive’ at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Hunter has also created a number of high profile, public commissioned works in including; Citizen Firefighter, 2001, outside Glasgow’s Central Station, Youth with Split Apple, 2005, Kings College, Aberdeen, iGoat, 2010 in Spitalfields, London and a “Place is a space remembered” sited in the Pas-de-Calais region of France. He has recently installed a large frieze in Leicester Square, London entitled ‘Blackbird (the Persistence of Vision)’.
Kenny Hunter is the current Programme Director for Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.
His work is represented by Galerie Scheffel in Germany and Connersmith in the USA.
About the School of Art Friday Lecture Series
The School of Art Friday Lecture are a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers. This year, the Lectures are focused around the School’s research clusters: Futurity, Material, Narrative, Sexes and Temporality. The School of Art’s practice-led research embodies and critically reflects upon new registers of contemporary art, whilst rearticulating processes and practices associated with established artistic media.