L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith
Lockport, IL 60441
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.