Friday, January 21, 2011

John Wallace

John Wallace will be exhibiting his work at Higgins Hall Gallery on the midtown campus from February 16 through March 10. There will be a reception for the artist on Wednesday Feb. 16th from 4-7pm.

I will be gallery sitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 4.
Please stop by to see John's work.

Titled “John Wallace – 60 years of Painting” the exhibition has representative paintings from a decades long artistic career. Although somewhat different in scale and scope, these works show a remarkable consistency in their figuration, use of metaphor, and narrative content:
“…Wallace is nothing if not a consummately sophisticated painter, capable of producing effects which can, and should, be savored for their purely aesthetic qualities. That said, however, it is also true that Wallace…brings to visual art a narrative gift so richly novelistic that one can’t help pondering the possible meanings of his compositions any more than ignore all the subtextual implications in a complex prose passage from Nabakov or Updike. Indeed, Wallace is one of our more intriguing post-modern storytellers…”
Ed McCormack
Gallery & Studio, February 2007

John Wallace received a B.F.A. from Washington University and an M.F.A. from Indiana University. He also studied at Skowhegan, where he received a Margaret Tiffany Blake fellowship for creating a fresco in the choir loft of the South Solon Meeting House, which is now a historic landmark. He is also the recipient of a Huntingdon Hartford Fellowship and a Roswell Museum Fellowship. His work is in museums and significant private collections. From 1982 thru 2009 he taught at Western Connecticut State University where he was co-coordinator of the M.F.A. program from 2000 thru 2009.

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