Art of Sean T French - NEW THINGS
At the Ice House Gallery
429 W Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ
"Armor is somehow historical and futuristic at the same time. It has been created for millennia and appears in countless paintings and sculpture throughout art history. It is protective, defensive… not offensive. We speak of our metaphorical armor. Form following function, strengthening and beautifying the human form. My sculptures use this as a style but attempts to take it to the next level in depicting creatures that are completely made of armor and that express emotion, primarily inspired by history and science, surrealism, ancient mythology, cosmic themes, theology, hood ornaments...and all shiny metal." -Sean T French
Sean T French has spent decades creating award-winning art. He has developed a unique style of metal sculpting by utilizing refined armoring, metal shaping and casting techniques to produce highly polished master crafted metal sculpture. Sean will be showcasing dozens of sculptures including several new ones to create a spectacular feast for the eyes in this amazing space.
The exhibit features a large collaboration with Sean & the artists from Snood City Art @snood_city snoodcity.com, Mike Butzine (MikeyB) #mkbutz, Michelle Meyer (Meesh) #snood_city, Cody Hunt also with Cheeky Cholla #codyseehunt, and #loolooglass Linsey LeBlanc. Immersive lighting for the exhibit by Dillon Girgenti. This build includes many techniques; metal forming, metal casting, glass blowing, metal fabrication, projection lighting and good old dangerous arting by all collaborators.
Featuring Arizona artists collaborating for a spectacular C-19 safe one night only opening event: Performance artists Momo Morgan Xenoviv and Aubrey Art with body painted models wearing Sean's metal art pieces and editorial hair styles by Janelle Hills. Fire art performance by Incandescence with Jim Nowlin plus other performers Sean Cook, Corinne Vivers and Addis Thrasher, fire art by Lance Greathouse, outside art cars; Rat Rod with fire installations by Nick Rice (includes copper fire horns built by Sean, Nick and Charlie Vierhout) and Dirty Bird with fire installations by Jesus & Deissy Jaramillo. Projection art by Chris Turner and Michael Bortfeld, illuminated art portal by Robin Bidwell and Shawn Vermillion, and DJ ESP spinning an original mix for our listening pleasure.
Sean’s metal sculptures and the amazing new collaboration with Snood City Art will be on display over the month of January 2021 at The Icehouse in downtown Phoenix, AZ
Opening night in person event on January 1st 2021 6pm to 10pm
with COVID-19 capacity restrictions, social distancing and mask wearing requirements. Please stay home if not feeling well or experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Please see https://seantfrench.com for more on the Art of Sean T French