• Ian Wallace

    The Libby Leshgold Gallery | Emily Carr University

    Three decades after Daniel Buren’s “The Function of the Studio” (1971) exemplified a critique within Conceptual art of this archetypal lone-artist’s sanctuary, Charles H. Scott Gallery presented “In the Studio,” a survey of work by Ian Wallace dating from 1970 to 2005. Employing aspects of allegory, documentation, and performance informed by a lineage extending from Courbet to Nauman, Wallace likewise questions the mythology of the studio yet reaffirms its validity as a space for thinking, writing, and making.

    The works in the show ranged from footage of Wallace’s performance At Work, 1983—in

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