While in residence at Pioneer Works, Ian had the pleasure of meeting the creative and hardworking crew of Clocktower Radio. They invited him to talk about the Blister Pact project during the February Second Sundays open studio. You can listen to Ian's interview with host Bridget Hickey here.
How do you produce a monumental sculpture inside a 100 sq. ft artist studio in Brooklyn? Ha, you can't. So you can imagine how hard this harsh reality has been weighing on Ian's mind as he plans for his next exhibition. Sometimes, though the Universe answers, and this time it's answer came in the form of an amazing (and timely) residency at the Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. Huge Thanks to the amazing people at Pioneer Works for this opportunity.
Now Ian can start turning all of that discarded plastic packaging into something beautiful. Stop by Pioneer works during their Open Studios, every second Sunday of the month. Come say hi to Ian in his studio and see how the project is progressing. Oh, and don't forget to bring along any blister packs that you've been saving.
You can read about Fiercely Curious' studio visit to see Ian during his residency.
Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, best known for it's stinky, super-fund site of a canal, is becoming more known for supporting a vibrant art scene. This year's Gowanus Open Studios will be bigger than ever.
If you're up for exploring the neighborhood, you can find Ian's work at two places. His new interactive cardboard sculpture, "The Sisyphus Experiment" will be rolling amongst the crowd at Gowanus Ballroom during the Honk festival concert. And a collection of his other wall hung textiles and piano piece sculptures will be included in a two-artist show curated by Fiercely Curious at the brand new Threes Brewing,
You can try to catch Ian at the concert on Friday night and the open studios closing reception at Threes Brewing on Sunday.