Boats at Sea, Life at Home

WHEN : 7th April – 29th April
WHERE : Woolloongabba Art Gallery

This exhibition of Ian Howard’s triptychs brings together fifty-four ‘skins’ of our time. Eighteen are profiles of boats at sea, eighteen are direct impressions (lost wax rubbings) from television screens, and the final eighteen are up close views of the paraphernalia of a secure life. We variously deal with such relationships formed between disparate but competing elements (for attention and reaction) on a daily basis. Picturing these inconsistencies through scale, juxtaposition and aesthetics tilts at insights that are otherwise allusive.

Ian Howard is an artist and professor at UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Art & Design. He was Dean of COFA from 1998 till 2013 and prior to that was Provost and Director of the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. He trained in Sydney (Art/Artist Education), London (Advanced Studies, Film and Television) and Montreal (Master of Fine Arts). His artwork progresses a cultural relationship between civilians and military institutions with a concentration on sovereign border issues- walls, barriers and containment including enforcing vehicles- aircraft, tanks and ships. His last exhibition in Brisbane, titled ‘one World’ was held at the Queensland Art Gallery in 1992.

Opening: 8yh April 3pm – 6pm