Ian Wallace

My Heroes in the Streets - Studies for Pictures on Canvas

Status: Sold Out

My Heroes in the Streets - Studies for Pictures on Canvas was published in 1986 in an edition of ten. Each of the images consists of an Ektacolour photograph mounted on a 15" x 22" sheet of Stonehenge lithographic paper. These sheets have been printed with two references to the idea of ‘the gallery’: an outline rectangle for the photograph, and a line representing the intersection of the floor and wall.

Ian Wallace has described some of the ideas informing this series of works, which has also taken the form of large-scale canvases as follows: "The street is the site, metaphorically as well as in actuality, of all the forces of society and economics imploded upon the individual, who, moving within the dense ‘forest of symbols’ of the modern city, can achieve the status of the ‘heroic’…" Ian Wallace lives in Vancouver. His paintings, photographs and critical writing have received international exposure.

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