January 22, 2018

Wyn Geleynse: Slackwire and Other Situations

Wyn Geleynse: Slackwire and Other Situations
January 31 to March 3, 2018
Opening Reception in the Company of the Artist:
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

TrépanierBaer Gallery is pleased to present Wyn Geleynse: Slackwire and Other Situations, an exhibition of recent and seminal works by the artist, as part of the 2018 Exposure Photography Festival.

Wyn Geleynse is one of Canada’s pioneer film and video projection artists with a significant international visual arts career spanning a period of nearly 40 years. His work raises questions about self and identity, commenting on the human condition with a subtle blend of irony and humanity. Geleynse had worked primarily with installation-based projections in the past, and over the past decade, he has explored the notion of film projection as a metaphor for projecting one’s thoughts and desires.

The exhibition is anchored by the following iconic multi-media installations: The Critics Speak: An Homage to Jasper Johns (2013); Just…(2002); The Slackwire (Funambulist), (2002); and Aura (1991-2). Complementing these works is a series of photographs titled The Pairings.

To read the entire piece, please open the PDF listed below.

Image Credit:

Wyan Geleynse
The Critics Speak: An Homage to Jasper Johns, 2013
Pocket video, projector, wood, steel and eyeglasses
Edition 1/2 – Dimensions variable