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L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith

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F08s_024icarus_25
Icarus #25, 1981 Forged Mild Steel, Polychromed 20 X 12 X 24 In. © Illinois State Museum
F02_194soldiercannonbird
Soldier and Cannon, 1971 and 1968 Cast Sterling Silver © Illinois State Museum
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Crosier, 1990 Forged Welded Mild Steel, Polychromed 70 X 5 X 9 © Illinois State museum
L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith

201 W. 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
April 14th, 2009 - September 25th, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/l...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
info-lockport@museum.state.il.us
PHONE:  
815-838-7400
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 12noon to 5pm.
TAGS:  
metalwork, blacksmithing, abstract, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith traces the evolution of this legendary and contemporary metalsmith's art and documents his profound contribution to the resurgene of blacksmithing as an American art form today. This exhibition, featuring objects borrowed from private and museum collections, revisits Kington's early cast silver and bronze toys of the 1960s, his pivotal pieces of forged iron and steel while transitioning into blacksmithing, and ultimately to his larger, contemporary abstract sculptures presenting us with crosiers, spires and crecents.

Major support for this travelling exhibition is provided by the Illinois Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces National Initiative.