Ipswich-based artist Ian Friend is known for his works on paper that explore the alchemy of materials. His works often incorporate layers of ink and gouache that are inscribed with lines of crayon and pencil, resulting in works that are both intimate and expansive. Friend’s work also reflects his passion for jazz, classical music, poetry, and architecture.
Intimate Immensity will feature works on paper alongside new paintings and sculptures created over the last five years.
Ian Friend has exhibited widely and is represented in numerous international and Australian public collections, including The British Museum, the Tate, the Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Victoria, the Queensland Art Gallery, the University of Sunshine Coast Art Collection and City of Moreton Bay Art Collection.
Intimate Immensity is a partnership between University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, The Condensary and City of Moreton Bay Art Galleries.