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Wallace Retrospective Held at Blue Mt Gallery in November

Blue Mountain Gallery announces an exhibition of the paintings of John Wallace, which will open on Nov. 2nd and run through Nov. 27th. The exhibition has representative paintings from a 60 year 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 mplications 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 Huntington 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. In February, this show will travel to the Western Connecticut State University Art Gallery.

There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, Nov. 4th from 5-8pm.

Further images are available at www.bluemountaingallery.org

Free, open to public. Located between 10th and 11th avenue,Closest subway is the 23rd street station of the 1 and 9

Gallery Hours 12-6 Tuesday through Saturday.


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