John Wallace, Higgins Hall 2011

The John Wallace exhibition at Higgins Hall Gallery on the midtown campus February 17 through March 10. Please note that the images here are dated and the show included 60 years of John's works.  The second set of pictures here are from the opening reception for the artist on Thursday Feb. 17th.

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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