Peripheral vision: Uncanny Territory
In October 2014 CDU Visual Arts Honours student Ian Hance exhibited at the Nan Giese Gallery at Charles Darwin University, Casuarina.
Ian’s honours exhibition and accompanying exegesis explores his personal response to the uncanny with a sense of the abject. His practice and research focus on an area that is both unsettling and engaging. In ‘Peripheral vision: Uncanny Territory’ oil on canvas paintings are combined with an interest in installation as a direct reference to the peripheral as Ian perceives it in the Darwin environment.
Born in Melbourne in 1948, Ian has been a practicing artist for approximately 40 years, with about 25 solo exhibitions. He has also taken part in numerous group shows. He has exhibited mainly in watercolour, particularly in the Northern Territory since 1989.
In 2010 Ian returned to university studies at Charles Darwin University and graduated a Certificate IV in Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft in 2010, a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Fine Arts) in 2013, and an Honours degree in 2014. He is currently embarking on a Masters by Research degree which he commenced in 2015. During his university studies he worked mainly in oils and installations.