statement and bio
I am compelled to represent ideas through material accumulation and manipulation. The objects, installations and drawings are intended to invite participation and cultivate understanding but at the same time connote distortion, dissidence and confusion. I use light, glass and other materials to convey experiences that may be transient or disorientating. I intend to exploit the poetic potential of phenomena created by visual perception such as perspective and optical illusion.
More recent projects share a curiosity about how humans are engaged, physiologically, in the act of making objects and images. I am particularly interested in the period of the Industrial Revolution and see it as a useful analogy for the Digital Revolution. By collaging the old and the new, I speculate that the promise of the future is lodged firmly within our best information about the past.
David King makes objects, installations, and drawings that address the transiency of human perception. After earning an MFA from Tyler School of Art, King presented as an Emerging Artist at the 42nd Annual Glass Art Society Conference in Toledo, Ohio. He was awarded a Fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts and has been an artist in residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, Sunderland University and STARworks glass lab. King has taught at the Ohio State University, University of the Arts, and Tyler School of Art. His work has been shown internationally and featured in New Glass Review 32, 34, 35 and 38. King is a founding member of the collaborative group, Flock the Optic, who combine glassblowing performance with interactive installation, sound manipulation and relational interventions.