Published to accompany a major exhibition opening in October 2012, this monograph examines the photographic work of contemporary Canadian artist Ian Wallace, a key figure in the development of photo conceptual art in Vancouver since the early 1970s, who covers areas such as the modern city and the poetic qualities of language.
'Ian Wallace has played a fundamental role in the development of contemporary art since the late 1960s by bringing together to great image-making traditions, painting and photography.' Art Daily 'This selection promises to shed light on how Ian Wallace retains a utopian, even romantic attachment to the promise of art and its transformative potential.' Art Forum 'Through a conceptually grounded montage, juxtaposition of individually distinct units, concepts of abstraction and representation, and figure and ground, are not only imbricated but ironically united into a new and ambiguous pictoral Formalism.' Border Crossings 'Beautifully produced, high-end art book' San Fransisco Book Review Featured in the Globe and Mail, The Georgia Straight, Wisconsin Watch, Hunger TV, Cassone, Canadian Art Magazine, Camera Austria and Ciel Variable.