Once in a while an artist shows up that blows your Hello Kitty socks off so hard that you have to double up your exhibition schedule. A few months ago we were introduced to Ian Tredway's work and just couldn't wait until next year to show his haunting found-material work.
About the Artist:
Ian Tredway is a Nebraskan artist living and working in Lincoln. Ian received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with an additional residency at Santa Reparata School of International Art in Florence, Italy. His work has won him the Jean R Faulkner Award Memorial Award and a first place Laurus Visual Art Award. Primarily working on multimedia installations and paintings, he also works in computer and clothing design.
My work is a catharsis. It is finding solutions to an increasingly discordant and convoluted world. The work is in constant state of flux and without finality. No action or material used is either right or wrong and each is a reaction to the previous. Materials such as cloth and plastic weed barriers, stains mixed with stain-remover, and abandoned trash entertain multiple contradicting ideas at once in an attempt to find structure.
Within these negotiations, works are reused and destroyed, cut-up and reapplied. What was a solution one day may be repurposed for a separate argument the next. Each installation of the work creates new alterations that were not there before: a new tear or crease in the fabric, a different distortion of lighting, or a slight adjustment to the hanging. The work is open-ended and mutable.
Friday, April 8: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
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