Where We Live: On Ian Strange’s ISLAND

Raised in Perth and based in New York, the multidisciplinary artist Ian Strange is, like all migrants, a stranger in two lands. No doubt it is partly for this reason that he is so fascinated by the idea of home, its promise of stability but essential vulnerability. Home, and in particular the house, is for him an ambiguous symbol, a site of both protection and isolation. It is the theme he returns to habitually, almost always with the aerosol cans that have been his companions since he made his name as a (brilliant) street artist in the 1990s, but also in films and photographs, in sketches, sculptures and installations. [More here.]