Sculptural work by Ken Thompson is on view now through April 9th, 2022 at the KickstART Gallery & Shop in downtown Farmington.
Join us for a reception with the artist on Thursday evening, March 3rd, from 5 – 8 pm.
I have always had a fascination with buildings and bridges, as well as the columns, posts, beams and arches that support them.
Ken Thompson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting/Printmaking from Siena Heights College and studied sculpture for several years, earning a master’s degree from the University of Toledo. His work has been exhibited widely and his public sculptures are on view across the Midwest, including currently in Riley Park in downtown Farmington.
Learn more about his work at kenthompsonsculpture.com and flatlandersculpture.com.
“I have always had a fascination with buildings and bridges, as well as the columns, posts, beams and arches that support them. I come to this world from a tradition of craftsmanship. I prefer to use materials that convey strength. I have always felt that good art should be well made and that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship.
I see each sculpture as a ‘clean sheet of paper’ that presents new opportunities to discover solutions. Beyond content and suitability, my sculpture concentrates on the fundamental issues of form and how negative space defines it, as well as the techniques employed to create it.” — Ken Thompson