Ian Bode showing at Charleston Ballet

We will be hosting Ian Bode at the Charleston Ballet studios. Ballet Company rehearsal will begin at 5:30 and be open to the public.

Ian Bode: "My art takes a decontextualized look at many of the things on the surface of our modern culture and how they relate emotionally to the individual or group. The inspiration ranges from music, the visual arts, film, science, world history and the events that affect the geo/social group I am a part of. I take these ideas as a title and use my own visual language of form(s), design and color to deconstruct the idea or phrase for the viewer to have their own feelings and conclusions regardless of my original impressions. The keyhole shaped figure you see in almost all of my work is called the Passenger. The faceless cartoon is a vacuum into which our identity and awareness can be filled in. They are very much a part of their world but with the viewer in the emotive driver’s seat, much like a passenger."

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