LexArts and The Heike Pickett Gallery are excited to announce the opening of Steve Armstrong - 20 Years of Mystery and Wonder. Armstrong's work is focused on creating kinetic constructions, often referred to as Automata.
Steve Armstrong was born in 1945 near Dallas, Texas. His family traveled extensively during his childhood, spanning many states and including three years in Japan. Steve ended up in Kentucky where his mother's family was born and raised. After his father's death in the early 1990s and a 20-year career as a Montessori teacher, he decided to make art full time. Even though he had taken art classes during his university years, he considers himself largely self taught in his craft. His first solo exhibition was at the Heike Pickett Gallery in Lexington in 1983, and he has been a full-time sculptor and represented by the gallery ever since.
Armstrong will appear, along with his career-spanning representative Heike Pickett of The Heike Pickett Gallery, at Art at Noon - Music, Poetry and Conversation on December 5, from noon-1 pm. Armstrong and Pickett will discuss Armstrong's work, his career and the relationship between artist and independent gallery.
For more information, visit www.heikepickettgallery.com.