Ian Wallace: Masculin/Féminin


Ian Wallace: Masculin/Feminin, September 4, 2010 to January 23, 2011 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 17 at 7:30 pm

Video Screenings: Soft and Hard (A Soft Conversation on Hard Subjects)
by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville September 17 at 9 pm (following the lecture by artist Ian Wallace) and each Sunday at 2 pm from September 19, 2010 to January 23, 2011 (except on December 26) at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.   Free admission.

For this exhibition, Wallace will present six new paintings and a number of studies from the series Masculin/Féminin, titled after the Godard film of the same name. The paintings, which are based on the Godard films Masculin/Féminin (1966) and Le Mépris (Contempt) (1963), employ collaged still images and subtitles that evoke the estrangement and longing between male and female leads. Studies for the paintings provide further evidence of Wallace’s cut and collage process, a technique analogous to the “jump cuts” of Godard’s early films.

Image: Ian Wallace, I Know the Way, 2010, 243 x 183 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.