Ian Collings New York September 7 - October 31, 2022

Reconfigured, Ian Collings’ latest artistic series, challenges conventional notions of function and use by asserting concept as function and intention as purpose. In these thought-provoking works, a contemplative and immediate dialogue unfolds, delving into the profound metaphysical connection between the Earth, stone, and our shared existence. Reconfigured prompts us to reconsider our relationship to an object’s material story, inviting us to explore the nature of our viewing experience.

Formed over vast spans of time, seemingly mundane boulders emerge from the depths of the Earth, bearing witness to the countless transformations they have undergone. Though they may appear unremarkable, these boulders embody endless possibilities, in a perpetual state of reconfiguration. Despite their massive presence, they exist as ephemeral entities, transient forms that continuously evolve. They transcend a quest for idealistic clarity and embody curiosity and the spirit of exploration.

In a meticulous transformation, the polished surfaces of these boulders are bathed in an enchanting orange radiance, obscuring material boundaries and defying conventional purposes. Within this realm of metamorphosis, the static medium becomes a boundless canvas of possibility. The narrative woven by Reconfigured delves deep into the intricate tapestry of our connection with existence itself. As these mirrored subjects interact, they magnify and reimagine one another through the ethereal qualities they embody.

The mesmerizing process of infusing the boulders with a luminous orange glow transcends the limitations of their materiality. It invites us to contemplate the infinite possibilities that lie within the tangible and intangible realms. Boundaries blur as the boulders embrace their new form, shedding light on the interconnectedness of all things.

Reconfigured beckons us to explore the essence of our being and the stories we construct to make sense of the world. It is an invitation to engage with the intangible forces that shape our perceptions and give meaning to our existence. Within this interplay of light, form, and narrative, the boulders become agents of transformation, evoking emotions and provoking contemplation.

As we immerse ourselves in the enchanting world of Reconfigured, we are reminded that the true nature of objects and our understanding of them extend far beyond their physical attributes.

Exhibited Works