Main Gallery 31 May - 24 June 2023
Brenden Scott French – In Sequences
I’ve spent a long time in a temporal looping sequence, of untwisting personal identity, political influence and philosophical integrity. Some of this twisting can be identified as artefact in my work – the land, the person, the home – and provides provenance to these new works.
Some works simply ask more questions, so I am naturally intrigued with moving forward in the loop.
I’ve been working through the lens of an accelerating perspective and attempting to keep up.
Examining relationships between things along the way –colour, form, process without mystery or illusion.
Witnessing the work of life from within the studio.
In Sequences documents this trajectory in a candid and unpretentious way. My enquiry into the materiality of glass draws on being committed to imagine new and other ways of seeing the world.
Brenden Scott French, April 2023
Brenden Scott French is a South Australian artist who works in both blown and kiln-formed glass. He has trained extensively in glass practice in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra since 1997. During the past twenty years he has exhibited widely both in Australia and overseas.
He was the 2020 recipient of ArtGroup Creative Fellowship from Canberra Glassworks.
Brenden has also undertaken residencies in Tacoma Museum of Glass in Tacoma USA, Northlands Creative Glass Centre, Lybster, Scotland, Canberra Glassworks and Australian National University Glass Workshop.
In 2007 he was the recipient of the Stephen Procter Fellowship.
His work is held in numerous private and public collections both in Australia and abroad including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in the USA.