William Wegman: Do/Redo

September 10 – October 29, 2011
SFU Gallery

William Wegman has been creating paintings and works on paper using found postcards since the early 1990s. The practice of altering existing images began much earlier in his career, initially altering his own discarded photographs, such as Ray Cat (1978), to create something new and singular. Wegman currently uses the cozy scenes of vintage postcards and extends, connects and alters them, until they become something completely different and unexpected, yet familiar.

Do/Redo features some of Wegman's first altered card pieces, as well as new paintings, some with cards from Canadian vacation spots. The works in the show span a period of 15 years and Wegman's characteristic intersection of humor and nostalgia is present throughout.

Curated by Bill Jeffries.


Opening Reception
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 3–5pm
From 12–5pm on Saturday, September 10, we will be screening a program of early pioneering Wegman video tapes that were created using minimal technology and just a few studio props, including Wegman's canine co-star, the inimitable Man Ray.
Note: William Wegman is not able to be in Vancouver on the occasion of the exhibition opening.

Lunchtime Tours of the Exhibition
Tuesday, September 13 – Friday, September 16, 12:05pm and 12:35pm