Audio Corridor, 2000
Stainless steel, 213 x 640 x 640 centimetres
The intent of this work is to create a dynamic interaction between the sculpture, its setting or site and the viewer who engages it. The sculpture deals with a lyrical phrasing of space, inviting the viewer to move through it as one would move through music if it could be made visible. The sculptor attempts to restructure the existing landscape to take advantage of its inherent beauty while drawing on his sculptural languages and forms to augment the dialogue.
About Ian Lazarus
Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1951, Ian Lazarus started his sculpture career in 1972 as a stone carver. He spent 11 years travelling, living and learning sculptural techniques in Mexico, California, Greece, Italy and Canada. As his sculptural language evolved, Lazarus moved from stone carving to a wider spectrum of materials and techniques.
Ian Lazarus has had more than 30 exhibitions since 1977 ranging from the Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes in Mexico to The Sculpture Court in Harbourfront, Toronto. His work has been displayed in The National Gallery of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; the Art Gallery of Hamilton; the University of Moncton Gallery, New Brunswick; Butler House Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; and the Japan International Contemporary Art Fair in Yokohama.
Mr. Lazarus has been commissioned to create sculptures for government institutions, private corporations and galleries. His work is prized by both private and public collectors, including the National Gallery of Malaysia; the Town of Freshford in Kilkenny County, Ireland; and the University of Windsor. He has received grants and awards from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture, and Recreation.
His website can be found at www.ianlazarus.com.