Brett Douglas Hunter | Devil-May-Care
Franconia Sculpture Park is pleased to present Devil-May-Care, a solo exhibition by Nashville-based, self-taught artist Brett Douglas Hunter in the Mardag Gallery.
Hunter creates colorful, whimsical creatures using a fibrous cement mixture. Inspired by his family of self-propelled artists and builders, Hunter was seemingly destined to be a maker from the beginning. After several years of supporting himself making and selling folk art plywood paintings and creations, Hunter dove head-first into the world of sculpture and furniture-making.
Brett says, “It’s been so long since I’ve had a chance to just play around in my studio. I feel like for the last 4 years or so it has been all larger work which involves a lot of planning, proposals, elaborating on previous designs, relying on old stand-bys as the backbone for most projects. I miss the days of waking up with a new idea and going for it, following through in a day or two. For this showing, I hope to do some experimenting with smaller wall-hung work and land on some fresh ideas. We’ll see what happens...”
The works in the Mardag Gallery will also be accompanied by new outdoor installations created by Hunter that will be on display through 2024.
Free Open Studio
Please also join Franconia each Saturday April 16-June 18 from 2pm-4pm in the Driscoll Education Center at Franconia Commons for free Open Studios, where visitors of all ages can create their own “creatures” to take home inspired by the work of Brett Douglas Hunter. More information can be found at www.franconia.org.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
About the Artist
Brett Douglas Hunter is a self-taught artist living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. Hunter has had solo exhibitions at kinder MODERN (New York), The Future Perfect (New York), Julia Martin Gallery (Nashville), Elephant Gallery (Nashville), Infinity Cat (Nashville), and dozens of his fantastical works are on permanent display at Creature Camp (Nashville).
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The mission of Franconia Sculpture Park is to foster an inclusive community to create and contemplate contemporary art inspired by nature and our ever-evolving world. Founded in 1996, Franconia operates a 50-acre outdoor museum, active artist residency program, and a depth and breadth of arts programming for a diverse and engaged public.
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