In this installation, an unfinished reconstruction of an artist’s studio is presented as a site of recollection, where Ian Everard makes work about where he is from. Visitors are encouraged to think about their own origins and to describe visually or verbally how they are connected to their birthplaces. These thoughts and memories will be recorded through various means, such as drawing, written or spoken word, and video.
Ian Everard, born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England, is an interdisciplinary artist based in Santa Cruz. His work explores the intersections of memory and imagination, reality and reconstruction. A self-described copycat, he attempts to make accurate, but incomplete, renderings of found, acquired or inherited objects and experiences. Since 2006, he has been engaged in a series of installations in which he presents his work in accurate, but incomplete, reconstructions of his studio. He has an MFA from San Francisco State University, and has exhibited widely at sites including the Palo Alto Art Center, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Kala Art Institute, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and experience their process of making new work.
The Periscope Project aims to find ways to engage audiences and artists online. Through the Periscope Project, we invite you and the artists to engage in the project before and after the onsite residency. With artist talks, chats, hands-on activities, visitors’ stories, and other online programs, the museum seeks to expand peoples’ awareness of and experience of the artistic process, while allowing artists to build a community, locally and globally.
The de Young Periscope Project is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.