through April 22nd 2012
Ian Kiaer's work takes the form of carefully composed landscapes of found objects and materials, architectural models, and paintings. For Kiaer, these installations are ways of exploring paradigms and testing concepts. What exactly constitutes the category of "painting" today? How do we understand the relationship between sculptural fragment and architectural model? Far from didactic, Kiaer's tableaux create subtly evocative relationships between different elements, allowing us to construct our own narratives from these fragments. The often spare, provisional nature of his objects compels a close viewing and offers simultaneous insight into our own perceptions. Shifts in scale and perspective highlight the relationship between the works and the space of the gallery.