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IAN WALLACE

At the Intersection of Painting and Photography

October 27, 2012 to February 24, 2013
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery
Curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

At the Intersection of Painting and Photography was a retrospective exhibition that explored the full scope of Ian
Wallace’s fifty-year career. One of Canada’s most significant artists, Wallace has played a fundamental role in the
development of contemporary art since the late 1960s. Based in Vancouver, he has come to be highly regarded
internationally because of his ongoing assessment of the ideological and expressive possibilities of images, which
he explores at an intersection of two primary mediums: painting and photography. It is in the interplay of local and
global, of personal and social, of art historical and immediate that the unique trajectory of his work unfolds.
This survey exhibition took place on two floors of the Gallery and was divided into five sections: The Cinematic,
The Text, The Street, The Museum and The Studio, which reflect the recurring motifs throughout Wallace’s œuvre.
Within each section, artworks were generally organized chronologically, starting with early works related to the
themes and finishing with his most recent. Additionally, each section was interspersed with architectural inter-
ventions in the form of monochromes and other minimalist works.

ARTIST: Ian Wallace

Co-Presenting Sponsors: Rogers, BMO Financial Group
Generously Supported by: Nancy McCain, Jane Irwin
Visionary Partner: David Aisenstat
Lead Publication Support: Vancouver Foundation LEFT: Installation view of Ian Wallace, At the Crosswalk IX, VIII, VII, 2011, Untitled (Yellow Monochrome with White), 1967/2011, Untitled (Blue Monochrome with White), 1967/2011, and Untitled (White Line), 1969/2012 in the foreground.
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