April 20–May 19, 2018
Opening Reception: April 20, 5–8pm
The Gallery at More Fire Glass Studio is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of work by Jason Tennant.
Jason Tennant's carved wood sculptures express the essence of the wilderness and its resilience. His pieces are created from only domestic woods, most of which he forages himself. They speak of his relationship to the native environment surrounding his secluded, off-the-grid cabin in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.
His "Nike of the Forest" series (pictured above) references the marble sculpture "Winged Victory of Samothrace" also known as "Nike of Samothrace" from the Hellenistic era. Created from found pieces of American chestnut trees that were cut down in the 1930's due to blight, he adds beautifully carved wings that respond to and accentuate the material's innate gesture. His other works include expressive birds of prey and masks that personify North American wildlife.
Tennant began woodcarving at the young age of twelve and later earned his MFA from the University at Buffalo. After working for ten years in the BOCES program as a wood shop instructor, he began his career as a full-time artist in 2004. His work has been featured in several publications, and as part of the Etsy "Handmade Portrait" video series.
More Fire Glass Studio
36 Field Street, Rochester, NY 14620
Monday–Tuesday, by appointment or happenstance