Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ian Burns exhibiting new work at IMMA, Dublin

As his three month residency on the Artist's Work Programme at Dublin's Irish Museum of Modern Art draws to a close, Ian Burns will be exhibiting two new pieces in the museum's Process Room through August 16th.

'A Separate State' is a new kinetic work that draws its power from a solar panel integrated into the sculpture. Mostly assembled from scavenged objects found near the museum, the piece references the visual cues of statehood - balance and justice - and plays with the great traditions of those absurd functional sculptures of the past: fountains.

'A Promise Of More' employs the atmospheric color of the unique Irish “Fireglow” light bulb to project the word “YOU” on the gallery wall, constructing the characters from the individual bulb filaments, refracted via cheap magnifying glasses, into a humble welcome or a hasty accusation.

Ian's work in the Process Room is on view through August 16th, more info here.