Exhibition 6 August to 9 October, 2011
The Butler Gallery was delighted to present an exhibition by Ian Burns, an internationally renowned New York based Australian artist, who studied both as an engineer and an artist.
Burns’s sculptures and installations investigate the expectations of art viewing with wry humour and audience engaging invention. Referencing high and low culture with equal zeal they produce events, displays and cinema via everyday household objects. Burns brings the power cables out from behind the couch and combines them with the fluff of the 6pm news into an aesthetic whole, creating systems reflective of the anthropological mayhem born of globalization, technological seductions and ideas of what constitutes good taste in kitchenware. Burns’s works elicit unforgettable images that blur the boundaries between hope and negation, laughter and frustration.
Artist Talk: Tuesday August 9th, 1-2pm