CONNERSMITH is pleased to present a SELECT view of Kenny Hunter’s bronze sculpture Black Swan.
“For many years now my work has addressed animal consciousness and used animal imagery to represent types of human behavior through art and storytelling. The Black Swan metaphor describes any event that is seemingly impossible, unexpected, and has an extreme impact.
Black Swan events extend to almost everything in our world, from the success of ideas and religions, to the dynamics of historical events, fashion, art movements and many elements of ourpersonal lives. In a world of increasingly accelerated change we are all learning to adapt to the impact of the highly improbable.”
- KENNY HUNTER
Kenny Hunter (b. 1962, Edinburgh, Scotland) graduated from Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art in 1987 and following that studied classical sculpture at the British School in Athens. In 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Aberdeen University. He has exhibited extensively both in Britain and abroad including solo shows at Arnolfini 1998, Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2000, CCA Glasgow 2003, Artconnexion, Lille, France 2004, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2006, Tramway 2008, and Paxton House 2014. His work is in collections including TATE Gallery, London, UK; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Edinburgh University; Jeremy Scott, Paris, France; and Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland. Hunter has also created a number of high profile, public commissioned works including Citizen Firefighter, 2001, outside Glasgow’s Central Station; Youth with split apple, 2005 for Kings College, Aberdeen; I Goat, 2010 in Spitalfields, London; Elephant for Glasgow, 2015 in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow; and The Southwark Memorial to war and reconciliation, 2018 in London, UK.
2019/21, painted bronze, 33 x 14 x 14 inches