William Lenard

William Lenard is a sculptor originally from New England. Lenard received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lenard explores his identity as a queer person and his familial connection to natural landscapes while breaking down the institutionalized connotations of brutalist architecture. He turns towards styles such as minimalism and brutalism to explore his idea of masculinity. As a queer person working with similar forms, he questions what contributes as masculine art. Lenard primarily uses concrete and hardwood to materially bridge the unnatural with the natural. Concrete connects his interest with brutalism while critiquing the political connotations of this style. Lenard writes poetry to accompany his sculptural installations as further insight to the work.

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