Ian Van D.
Installation June 4-7, 2021
On View Summer 2021
Nicolet College Campus

Artist Ian Van D. will be installing his site-responsive sculpture AMASS on the Nicolet College Campus this summer. This project is part of a series of outdoor installations that present household and rural material as ceremonious gatherings. To create these works, Ian seeks out barn wood, disregarded fence posts, old frame boards, and of course sticks and bark from the land to create totemic structures, eventually installing them directly into the ground as groupings or gatherings. The objects are meant to haunt the spaces they are installed in, and they take on an eerily figurative posture, looming over their peers, and jutting into and out of our environment. While working in Rhinelander, Ian will be working to understand the land itself and to better understand the ever-changing language of form and space. In turn, once AMASS is installed at Nicolet College, it will be a part of a larger series of installations across the United States. To learn more about Ian Van D. and his work please visit