In Conversation: Ian Johnston with Kimberly Phillips
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 2:00 PM
Access is committed to contributing to critical discourse about and within contemporary art in Vancouver, and in linking artists of different generations to one another and to the wider community. Join Access Gallery Director/Curator Kimberly Phillips as she speaks to exhibiting artist Ian Johnston about his persistent inquiry into the nature and consequences of our relationship to the material world, an exploration, to quote the artist “of the space that engages our physical selves.”
Ian Johnston is an internationally exhibited architect turned sculptor based in Nelson, BC. He studied architecture at Algonquin College, and Carleton University in Ottawa and with the University of Toronto. Prior to opening his Nelson studio in 1996, he spent five years working at the Bauhaus Academy in Eastern Germany. At the Bauhaus, together with two architects, he developed and facilitated a series of semester-long interdisciplinary workshops around themes of urban renewal and public intervention in a tumultuous time of cultural transformation. The artist wishes to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.
Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, the Burrard Arts Foundation, and our committed donors, members and volunteers. The artist wishes to also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.
Image courtesy of the artist.