Ian Swanson : All Visible Objects – Opening Reception
For his multi-media installation “All Visible Objects”, Ian Swanson presents a collection of works informed by his personal experience of home, memory, solitude, fate, and faith. Borrowing liberally from established tropes, he is candid in his seizure of symbolist tradition and openly concedes with an animistic insight into the life of objects and images. Through a carefully selected collection of paintings, sculptures, and common objects the artist alludes to a banal and listless suburban experience, while the installations ghostly pallor reflects both a generation and a regional culture lost to indifference; quietly and diligently forging ahead through mundane uncertainty.
Ian Swanson received his BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He works in a variety of media and through a number of methods; including painting, sound, sculpture, video, installation, and performance based projects. In 2009 he helped co-found the Detroit-based artist run gallery Org Contemporary. He has and continues to exhibit regularly regionally and nationally, and also performs with numerous experimental audio and musical projects in both individual and collaborative capacities. This summer he will be attending an artist residency at the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, as well as debuting his first public performance work at Re:View Contemporary Gallery in Detroit, MI. Starting in the fall of 2011 he will be attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY as a Fine Arts MFA Candidate. He is represented by Re:View Contemporary Gallery, and currently lives and works in the Metro Detroit area.
An opening reception will be held on May 6th from 6-9pm, and will remain on view through May 28th.