Our Reston Station bar has a very special guest who never leaves, our seated Bronze Bar Fox toasting with his Glencairn Whisky Glass. He is a sly and dapper fox indeed, seated across the bar from three chickens, posture perfect, calling attention to himself. Our fox has locked glances with one of those chickens, while the other two remain seemingly oblivious, pecking away. We commissioned figurative artist Matthew White to create these sculptures and installation to add a bit of curiosity, humor, and whimsy to our bar.
White has been studying art and making sculpture for over ten years. He has worked with metals, resin, and winterstone. Specializing in realistic, life-size nude sculpture, his work is often a play on mythological figures and cultural narratives. White’s artwork has been exhibited in various public installations, including NYC’s Riverside Park, the Greenpoint Sculpture Wall in Brooklyn, and on the campus of Rockland Community College in upstate New York. His work has been recognized with numerous awards and scholarships.
White received classical training in sculpture and drawing at the Art Students League of New York and Grand Central Atelier, in Queens. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the New York Academy of Art in 2016. White has taught sculpture at the Educational Alliance in New York City and also at his alma mater, the New York Academy of Art. He is also a teacher at the Rennert New York Language School.
Bronze Bar Fox & Chickens
Resin, Paint, 2018