5 - 7 November 2010
about the exhibition
Brenden Scott French has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative and thought-provoking artists working in glass. Human behaviour, character and narrative are the foundations of exploration in Brenden’s work. His kilnformed sculptures and wall pieces are carefully layered and assembled to develop pattern and form with this physical process reflecting our proclivity to turn stories of personal and social history into grand, national narratives. Careful consideration of medium and technique is a characteristic of Brenden’s work, with a lively interplay between formal technical elements and gestural, expressive painterly surfaces. He enjoys the immediate and spontaneous nature of glass as a medium to work with. As Brenden notes, “in the real and in the imaginary, my work has patiently evolved. As my understanding of the material develops so too does my relationship with the world.” Brenden’s recent “Predator” and “Cargo” series portray his concern for environmental sustainability and the narratives of social and political commentary on environmental change, consumerism and resource management.