Tuesday October 16, 7 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 6R5
In the lead up to his forthcoming retrospective exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Ian Wallace will present a talk focusing on his current thoughts and preoccupations including a new body of work which references Montreal abstract painter Guido Molinari and his interest in French symbolist poet Mallarmé. Through his own interests in institutional frameworks Wallace examines the context and reception of art.
Feedback Series: is a series of public talks at the CAG on Tuesday evenings.This series invites cultural and critical producers to present thoughts and ideas rooted in their own interests and practices, and invites audiences to join in the conversations that will explore relevant contemporary issues, theories, ideas and culture.
Ian Wallace (born 1943 in Shoreham, England) is a Canadian artist, living and working in Vancouver. Wallace has been an influential figure in the development of an internationally acknowledged photographic and conceptual art practice in Vancouver since 1965. Wallace has exhibited painting and photography nationally and internationally since 1965. He is known for juxtaposing monochrome painting and photography in a way that problematizes the differences between the two mediums, referencing aesthetic and social issues through themes of the studio, the museum and the street.
The exhibitions Class Reunion, Nairy Baghramian and The Last Few Mosquitoes, Xu Zhen continue until November 11, 2012.
Nicolas Sassoon, WAVES at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line continues until January 20, 2013.
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12-6 pm.