Present Tense: Neil Wedman
March 31 to June 6, 2004
Neil Wedman (Canadian, born 1954),
Study of the Bizarro World, 2003,
watercolour on paper. Courtesy of the artist.
© 2004 Neil Wedman
The first Toronto exhibition for painter Neil Wedman, an eccentric at the very heart of the contemporary Vancouver art scene, shows a new body of work, Watercolours of the Bizarro World, 2004. The series depicts the Bizarro World, a weird counterpart to Earth introduced by DC Comics in 1958, as the setting for a simultaneously mutant and id-like parody of its banner Superman series. Wedman imagines the cubic planet as a deviant precursor to Minimal Art and Earthworks, in large-scale paintings on paper, which contrast the heroics of 1960s art movements with the daintiness of watercolour technique.
Generously supported by The Contemporary Circle. Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts.