Saturday, March 28, 2009


28 March 2009 through 26 April, 2009
Opening reception Saturday, 28 March 2009, 3 - 6 pm
Artist talk Saturday, 18 April 2009, 4 pm, in conjunction with the Canadian Art Vancouver Gallery Hop

Curated by Adam Harrison

Ian Wallace is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

On Surplus Value is based on a deconstruction of a few pages of a text by Diedrich Diederichsen titled "On (Surplus) Value in Art." Following a strategy evolved in similar works over the past several years, I have "deconstructed" this text by literally cutting into the page and flipping the cut so that the verso of the page intersects the recto with an interference in its literary logic that is in the shape of a circle formed by the template of a wine glass. The exhibition is a demonstration "concept piece" that presents all the material elements and events of this process of ironic reversals.

-Ian Wallace, 2009