January 11 — February 15, 2014
The Toy Factory
Using found objects and old toys as the residues of experience, Bret Stewart has fashioned a series of sculptures works which investigate the intersection of modern materialism, play and satire.
Self-taught and living in Austin, Texas, Mr. Stewart has worked and hobbied within various aspects of the construction and hardware business. The skills Mr. Stewart has acquired in these fields has earned him the expertise with which he manipulates the raw materials he uses for the works. In some instances, this part of the process requires several months to gather the exact perfect elements to complete a piece. The pieces themselves are fully functional, kinetic and are meant for hands-on enjoyment.