The Llewellyn Art Gallery on the Alfred State College campus will present the work of sculptor Glenn Zweygardt from Jan. 17 through Feb.25. Zweygardt creates complex media sculptures using diverse materials, such as cast bronze, glass, iron, marble, stainless steel, stone and granite. The Llewellyn Gallery is located in the Engineering Technology Building, room 312, on the Alfred State College campus. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The works of Glenn Zweygardt are simultaneously ancient and contemporary. Zweygardt possesses an uncanny ability to fuse dissimilar elements and concepts, naturally occurring and fabricated forms, into structures that command the attention of the observer. This interaction of artist, nature, and technology has a unifying effect on the observer's imagery and psyche. Duplication and relationship are recurring themes found throughout Zweygardt's work. A carefully chosen stone, cast and duplicated in bronze, aluminum, or steel becomes the basis of definite architectural themes that manifest in a range of sizes.
Zweygardt's mastery of the building process along with his ability to create enormous works of art from materials of tremendous mass has gained him international recognition and membership to the Berman Group, a cooperative of sculptors whose collective work spans virtually the entire spectrum of possibilities of "traditional" modernist sculpture.
Kansas born, Zweygardt earned the BFA degree from Wichita State in 1967. He received the MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art in 1969 and is an emeritus professor of sculpture at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Zweygardt works independently in his immense workshop in Alfred Station. Here his work continues to evolve--varied shapes and rich surfaces, transparent and dense forms, concept and technical relationships, personal and collective perceptions--into fine art of eminent legacy.
The Llewellyn Art gallery focuses on providing students and the larger Alfred community with access to the work of emerging and established artists.
More information on Glenn Zweygardt can be found on his Web site at www.glennzweygardt.com.