Primary Data

Ian Collings Los Angeles July 15 - August 12, 2021

We are thrilled to present “Primary Data,” an extraordinary exhibition showcasing the new works of sculptor Ian Collings.

In this remarkable collection, Collings delves into specialized areas of study, showcasing his profound understanding of materiality as a transient phenomenon. Each sculpture in the exhibition stands as a small monolith, capturing the ephemeral nature of human touch and the passage of time through matter. These sculptural pieces, resembling moveable mountains, bear witness to the artist’s unique abstraction, inviting us to question the very essence of creation. They possess a timeless quality, as if they have always existed while simultaneously emerging into being the moment they are beheld.

Collings’s talent as a sculptor seamlessly extends into his furniture creations. Engaging in a dialectical interplay between object construction and transitory processes, these pieces epitomize the synthesis of raw, metamorphosed materials derived from the earth. Like “primary data,” they embody functional objects that bear witness to the transformative power of craftsmanship.

The wall-mounted pieces within the exhibition offer a fresh perspective on the versatility of stone. Far from being limited to its perceived heaviness and massiveness, these works demonstrate the inherent lightness that stone can possess. They employ loosely diagrammatic forms, intentionally articulated at precise points. Resembling maps, these pieces serve as a structural cartography, revealing the intricate process by which they come into existence.

“Primary Data” is now proudly on display at Casa Perfect Los Angeles until August, inviting you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Ian Collings’s artistry. Explore the interplay between materiality, transience, and functionality, and experience the profound beauty of his sculptural and furniture creations.

Exhibited Works