Too Much is Real

Ian Burns

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  • UTS Gallery

    Level 4, Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
    702 Harris St, Ultimo,
    University of Technology, Sydney

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  • Saturday openings (1–6pm): 22, 29 March and 5, 12 April

Inventive New York-based Australian artist, Ian Burns is UTS Gallery’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence. He creates curious and playful kinetic assemblages that combine mass-produced domestic objects with customised electronics.  His first solo in Sydney Too Much is Real brings together recent kinetic light sculptures alongside new works which explore design’s aesthetics of denial.

Over the last ten weeks, Burns has taken over the gallery, developing the exhibition and the site-specific project Extended Stage for the tunnel at the end of The Goods Line just behind the gallery.

About the artist:

Ian Burns was born in Newcastle, NSW in 1964. Internationally recognised, he has held solo exhibitions in Dublin, Vienna, St. Louis, New York, Melbourne, Hobart, Paris and Madrid. Recent group exhibitions include Dark Heart 2014 Adelaide Biennale,  In the Telling, ACMI, Melbourne, the Liege Biennial in Belgium (2012), the Anne Landa Award at the AGNSW (2011) and Housebroken at the Flux Factory, New York (2010). His work is included in public collections, including the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; the MCA, Sydney; the Berge Collection, Spain; the Chartwell Collection, Auckland; and the 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.  He is a current recipient of a Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery and mother’s tankstation, Dublin.

Discover more about Ian Burns at UTS ART Education