Jo-Anne Balcaen

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  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen
  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Installation view at Open Space, Victoria. SKID exhibition, 2008

aw c’mon

2005 Plexiglas, 14 x 40 x 3/4 inches
Edition of 2

An interjection cut from reflective Plexiglas in the form of the familiar Metallica logo typeface, it encompasses power, violence, goading, disbelief, and pleading.

Exhibition history: Parisian Laundry, Montréal (2006); Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB (2007); The Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse, NY (2007); Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC (2008); Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL (2011); Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB (2011); L’Ecart, Rouyn-Noranda, QC (2013), L’Oeil de Poisson, Québec (2015)


Aw, c’mon, 2005, avec sa fonte inspirée du logo de Metallica, renverse le message normalement associé à cette image en y présentant plutôt une tension entre la force et la faiblesse.

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