de Young Artist Studio

Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply.

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Ian Everard-studio SCMAH

January 7, 2015February 1, 2015

de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm (until 4 pm on January 9)
Artist Reception Saturday, January 24, 3–5 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments.

In this installation, an unfinished reconstruction of an artist's studio is presented as a site of recollection. In the “studio,” Ian Everard makes work about where he's from. Prompted by what they see, visitors are encouraged to think about where they're from and to describe, visually or in words, their relationship to their place of birth. Museum staff will provide visitors with whichever medium they choose to record their thoughts and memories: drawing, written or spoken word, video, and more. These contributions by visitors to the Kimball Gallery become part of the installation, and help to inform, shape, and transform the experience of the installation over time.

Ian Everard is a painter and interdisciplinary artist. His studio is in Santa Cruz where he has lived since 1980. He was born in St. Ives in Cornwall in 1953. His work explores the intersections of memory and imagination, reality and reconstruction. A self described copycat, he attempts to make accurate, but incomplete, renderings of found, acquired, or inherited objects and experiences using graphite, watercolor, video, sound, and site reconstruction.  Since 2006, he has been working on a series of intermedia installations in which he presents his work in reconstructions of his studio. The contents of the studio are teaming with associations for him—as he says, "the studio is a means of transport but it is also like a frame, containing worlds." For this installation, the worlds are those of his studio, his place of birth, and the house in which he was born. He went there, both in his studio and in reality. When he got there, he was not permitted to enter. He was on the outside, looking in.

 

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

Antiprism
April 1, 2015May 3, 2015
Ben Venom
May 6, 2015May 31, 2015

The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.

 

Artist Studio Blog

The views expressed in the Artist Studio Blog are those of the participating artists-in-residence at the de Young, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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