Ian Strange (artist)

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Ian Strange (born 1982) is an Australian multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work investigates space, architecture and the home, alongside broader themes of disenfranchisement within the built environment.[1]

He is best known for his ‘Suburban Intervention’[2] projects and exhibitions. Using the suburban home as a canvas, Strange’s work incorporates large-scale projects, film, photography, site-specific installation, sculptural installations, drawing, painting and on-going research projects[3]

Curator Sarah Crown says ‘‘Strange’s monumental interventions exist on two extremes of the spectrum of destruction and of elevation. By doing so he challenges our understanding of home and safety.’[4]

Strange has held solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, [‘Suburban’, 2011-2013],[5] The Canterbury Museum [‘Final Act’, 2013],[6] as well as having participated in the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia with ‘LANDED’[7] a commissioned sculptural installation on the forecourt of the gallery. ‘SHADOW’ [2015][8] a large-scale project incorporating suburban homes, documented in film and photography for PUBLIC Festival 2015;[9][not in citation given] and ‘ZŁOTY’,[10] a site-specific intervention onto the exterior of a historical building commissioned by the Intytucja Kultury, Katowice, Poland [2015]. He most recently collaborated with Standard Practice,[11] a New York-based Artist Run Initiative, to present his body of work SUBURBAN on Bowery street in New York, May 2016.[12]

In 2017 ABCTV released HOME: The Art of Ian Strange, a 6-part documentary series on his career to date.[13]

His work is included in public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia,[14] Art Gallery of South Australia, AU,[15] Art Gallery of Western Australia, AU,[16] and the Canterbury Museum, NZ.[17]

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  1. ^ Forrest, Nicholas (1 April 2014). "Interview: Ian Strange on Dropping Home Into Adelaide Art Biennial | Artinfo". Blouin Artinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ Hurlston, David. "IAN STRANGE: SUBURBAN". ngv.com. National Gallery Victoria.
  3. ^ Martin, Olivia. "Playing House: artist Ian Strange creates eerie portraits of America". Wallpaper.com. Wallpaper*. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ Crown, Sarah. "Essay: Ian Strange 'From Home To Home'". sarahcrown.com. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Ian Strange: SUBURBAN | NGV". www.ngv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  6. ^ Storey, Rachel (March 2014). "Ian Strange transforms quake-ravaged homes into works of art".
  7. ^ "Ian Strange | 2014 Adelaide Biennial". adelaidebiennial.com.au. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  9. ^ "PUBLIC2015 leaves its mark on Perth's buildings and minds - Watch - ABC Arts | Australian contemporary art and culture reviews, news & videos". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  10. ^ "Ian Strange's latest project covers historic Polish building in gold wallpaper". ACCLAIM. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  11. ^ "Ian Strange - SUBURBAN - 05.20.16 - 05.30.16". Standard Practice. Retrieved 2016-11-24.
  12. ^ Strange, Ian. "Biography". Ian Strange. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Art Bites: Home: The Art of Ian Strange : ABC iview". iview.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  14. ^ "Ian STRANGE | Artists | NGV". www.ngv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  15. ^ Advertising, Design implemented by Lance Learhinan, Designed by Sono. "Art Gallery of South Australia :: Exhibitions :: 2014 Adelaide Biennial". www.artgallery.sa.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  16. ^ Australia, The Art Gallery of Western. "The Art Gallery of Western Australia Website". www.artgallery.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  17. ^ "Ian Strange: Final Act | Art Almanac". Art Almanac. Retrieved 2016-11-29.

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