Found myself on the cover of two local newspapers this month. You can find the stories in the links below.
What a great way to cap off an exciting year - a solo show at the Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham. Thanks to Brendan Bullock for asking me to show. It was an amazing chance to meet some of the super cool people that live in the local community.
Shows runs through January 26, 2019.
We did it! With an amazing show of support and enthusiasm, 127 backers contributed over $16,000 to the Strange Histories book campaign. It feels good when so much hard work is repaid in kind. Thanks to everyone who helped make this project a reality!!!
It’s a real pleasure to be showing work at the Invisible Dog again! I love that I’m getting to share a new spore installation with my favorite art community in Brooklyn. “Waste of Space” runs from October 20-December 31.
Thanks to artist/curator Marci Spier, I got the opportunity to share some of my work on the wall of the Anthropologie clothing store in Portland, ME. A series of 8 “Homage” skateboard pieces will be on display for the month of August. Check em out!
Collector and curator Frank Konhaus found my “Strange Histories” series online while researching the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. A few conversations later and he asked to include some of my slide viewers in a show he was putting together at his gallery Cassilhaus in Durham, NC. “Diapositive” is a show featuring the work of 6 artists who’s work incorporates 35mm slides. If you find yourself down that way, the exhibition runs from July 26 - October 28.
Ian’s first solo show since moving back to Maine was at the Frank Brockman Gallery in Brunswick, ME. “Trash Planet” presented a brand-new, 50’ long spore installation, as well as an assortment of other work. The opening was hella fun and well attended. Thanks to everyone that came out.
And here are some pictures from the opening in case you missed it!
Come on out to Museum L-A in Auburn for the Maine Innovation Expo on Saturday May 29 from 10am-3pm. Ian will have a booth and will be sharing about his work and process of creative reuse.