Wasps are delighted to be hosting Circus Artspace at Inverness Creative Academy with Ian Kane's solo exhibition Timepiece
Exhibition Open: Friday 25 June - Sunday 4 July. Open daily 12-4pm (12-6pm Thursdays)
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Circus Artspace are back with its first ‘in real life’ exhibition of 2021 and first solo show. Ian Kane's installation Timepiece views Highland life through village and community, past and present, but also looks forward to the future with global concerns.
Timepiece brings together sculptural works, developed over a long period, with objects retrieved from a local historic midden. The objects have all been selected at a certain point of decay, arrested. Some have already been consumed by nature. They are signifiers of time allowing the viewer to experience time through the senses. The experience is not only emotional but physical and by becoming part of the work the viewer partakes in a stream of consciousness that engages not only with the past but the present and the future. The piece can be viewed as a sculptural installation with elements that invite deeper contemplation, the stand alone sculptures.
The exhibition incorporates collaborative work, with photography from June Bryson and textiles from June Hyndman as well as accompanying essays in response to the work from artists Jamie Kane and Dr Norman Shaw.
Ian Kane said: “Timepiece is a sculptural project that I have been involved with over many years. Some elements have already been shown as stand-alone works in London and Glasgow. However, this is the first time that I have had an opportunity to complete and show the work in its entirety, in the way it was initially conceived and on home ground.”
Ian Kane has a long history of teaching art in Inverness at the UHI's Midmills campus and, more recently, he retired from teaching the BA (hons) at Moray School of Art, Elgin. He has been highly significant and influential in the learning of many UHI graduates. Based near Inverness, he has exhibited nationally and internationally since studying Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and completing a post-graduate degree in the 1970s. His works have been shown in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Norway, Canada and Japan but never in the Highlands.