Artist Talk: Ian McMahon
Join MadArt for an Artist Talk with Ian McMahon during your lunch break! Ian's exhibition, Aperture, is a sculptural installation. Upon entering the space, visitors encounter an assemblage of 15-foot-tall, billowing, pillow-like structures. These forms directly respond to the building’s architecture, mirroring and expanding off of the studio’s central mezzanine.
The exhibition is comprised of over 5,000 pounds of cast plaster, corralled by large wooden beams. Unlike any of McMahon’s previous works, Aperture incorporates an interior viewing corridor that provides visitors a unique look into the complex engineering involved in the fabrication process. By exposing this perspective that visually contradicts the work’s malleable exterior, McMahon aims to disintegrate material assumptions and disrupt the familiarity of spatial memory.