Chosen by: Rodney Graham, Artist
“When Ian was making these large panoramic works back in the seventies, nobody was doing anything in photography with that scale of ambition. And nobody was using photography that way: bringing in ideas of painting, collage and even linking it with minimal art. Lookout had a big influence on me and my own photographic practice, to say the least, and I’m glad that it’s an important part of the VAG collection.”
Ian Wallace, Lookout, 1979. Silver gelatin print and oil paint, in twelve conjoining panels. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund.
Rodney Graham is the 2011 Audain Prize winner for lifetime achievement in the visual arts. Many of his works are in the Gallery’s permanent collection.