Cascade, 2014. Plaster and wood scaffolding, 22 x 45 x 30 ft.

Nothing Lasts Forever (Not Even Art): Ian McMahon

From mobile tractor-trailers to former churches, Ian McMahon’s site-specific work transforms alternative spaces. His sculptures are as much about the appreciation of form as they are about erasure. In other words, enjoy them while they last. They’re anything but permanent. Created in 1998, the Seattle-based nonprofit gallery Suyama Space is located smack-dab in the middle of the architectural studio Suyama Peterson Deguchi. Back in the old days, the space functioned as a livery stable, turning with the tide into an automotive garage in 1929 and remaining as such until George Suyama took over the building in 1995….see the entire article in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.