Ian Johnston “Reinventing Consumption” – Feb 28, 2013

Ian Johnston Poster - print-500

Art Gallery of Golden presents
Ian Johnston


7pm, Thurs. Feb. 28, 2013
Golden Civic Centre

The Art Gallery of Golden has arranged with noted Canadian artist Ian Johnston to present a slide show/video talk on his latest work in progress. For those of you interested in the artistic journey and process as much as the final product, this opportunity to share in Ian’s journey these past few years will be very illuminating for your own process. For those of you with a heart and mind that works towards a sustainable and healthy world, you will also find Ian’s work probing and, perhaps an ally for your own.

This is a FREE presentation supported by the Art Gallery of Golden. Doors open at 6:30pm; Ian’s presentation at 7pm for about an hour with time for Q&A.

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Ian Johnston is an architect turned sculptor based in Nelson, BC. Since the mid nineties he has been pursuing an interest in ceramic and more recently large-scale installations that often include ceramic. Johnston studied architecture at Algonquin College, and Carleton University in Ottawa and with the University of Toronto at Paris, France. Prior to opening his Nelson studio in 1996 he spent five years working at the Bauhaus Academy in post Berlin Wall East Germany. At the Bauhaus, together with two architects, he developed and facilitated a series of workshops around themes of urban renewal and public intervention in a tumultuous time of cultural transformation. His recent body of work Refuse Culture: Archaeology of Consumption examines our relationship with the environment in a series of installations using ceramic and mixed media appealing to multiple senses of the viewer.