Harold Kahn was born and raised in New York, but moved to Florida in 2021, bringing with him both his large and small-scale wall sculptures. He holds a BFA from Queens College of the City University of New York and an MFA in sculpture from the State University of New York at Albany. His education also includes an AB degree from Columbia University and studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and the School of Architecture of the University of Washington in Seattle.
Fabricated in a series in one specific material, such as sheet metal, wood, clay, plaster, wax, or handmade paper, installations of his work have appeared in a variety of venues in the New York metropolitan area. His work is in the permanent collection of Yeshiva University Museum as well as in private collections. This year Kahn began investigating a new medium – kiln glass, two examples of which can be seen here at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. Imperfection #3 contains a square that the artist failed to sandblast perfectly. The piece also expanded irregularly in the kiln when it was slumped, thus adding to the imperfection of the piece. Version #2 is a piece that was reworked when the artist found that he was not satisfied with the first version, which included a copper inclusion, the remnants of which can be seen in the copper color underneath the white “pebbles.”
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Version #2, 2022
12” x 12” x 2”