Sculptor Dustin Farnsworth is a rising star in the contemporary craft world, and has exhibited work in over fifty national exhibitions, most recently in The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s jointly-curated exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC. His work, both smaller sculptures and large-scale installations, is inspired by architectural forms. Farnsworth aims to create “visceral and cerebral portraiture of today’s youth,” a generation he believes is in “need of protection, empowerment, and change.” Each year since 2006, CCCD awards ten graduating college seniors a Windgate Fellowship—one of the largest awards offered nationally to emerging artists. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this program, CCCD launched the Windgate Project Grants initiative for previous fellows. For his Windgate Project Grant, Farnsworth worked as an artist-in-resident at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina. The resulting installation incorporates audio and photographs taken during on-site interviews with local youth, while demonstrating how these contributions shaped his artistic process. Learn more about his work at the Windgate Project Grant Lecture, part of the North Carolina Art Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
The event is free, but please register here.