Ian Kline River Bend Haunt

Oct 31, 2019–Jan 11, 2020
Online Exhibition : The Lab Presents

Ian Kline's installation, River Bend Haunt conjures an uneasy anticipation. Using only three, large-scale images, Kline absorbs us into a world that seems to teeter on the edge of many unnerving possibilities. A portrait taken in the glow of a summer evening is rendered suspicious, as a chain-link fence pattern forms a fine mesh over the sun-drenched image, and a spray paint smiley faced tipped upside downside casts an eerie tone. A florescent blue circle glowing under a lace curtain seems to single towards another dimension, and a young girl looks backwards out of a pickup truck, her melancholy, face at odds with the bright flare of light that seems to emanate out of the vehicle.

Through careful attention to details and lighting, Kline's dark, modern fairytale stitches together the off-kilter moments that many of us notice, and quickly try to forget. His images in this installation blur aspects of dreams, hallucinations, and premonitions, alongside the uncanny feeling that all of this could exist within the most familiar locations. In Ian Kline's world, you can go home again, but not without looking over your shoulder.


The Lab Presents celebrates the Lab @ Silver Eye Member Artists, providing a space for their work to be engaged with by our community. The Lab @ Silver Eye is the only workspace in the region where members can access museum quality printing, scanning, and print finishing equipment for affordable DIY use as well as professional development opportunities. Experienced artists can apply for Lab Membership to access the Lab by reservation or during regular Lab hours. The Lab also offer workshops and full service printing, scanning, and framing.

Participating Artist

  1. Ian Kline

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