Jo-Anne Balcaen

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  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Colour ink jet print, 17" x 22" (43 cm x 56 cm) Photo: Paul Litherland

  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Aluminum paint can, Latex paint. Photo: Paul Litherland

  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Installation view, The New Gallery, Calgary. Photo: Ashley Bedet

  • Photo of artwork by Jo-anne Balcaen

    Installation view, The New Gallery. Photo: Ashley Bedet

GNKDA Mystic Grey

2014 Colour ink jet print, aluminum paint can, latex paint

GNKDA Mystic Grey (2014) appropriates leftover gallons of colour latex paint used in the creation of separate art projects by two of Canada’s best-known artists, Garry Neill Kennedy and David Altmejd, which were presented in galleries where I was working at the time. I later recuperated these leftover paint cans from the galleries’ storage areas, and in an effort to harness the creative potential their combined forces might possess, I mixed the 6 colours to produce a ‘magical’ hue of grey which I keep sealed in a pristine gallon paint can.

Notes:
Garry Neill Kennedy’s installation, You Scratch My Back and I’ll Scratch Yours in the Colonial Room, was presented at Articule in Montréal, in 2004.
David Altmejd’s sculpture The Settler, was presented as part of the exhibition L’Écho des limbes, at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery in Montréal, in 2005.

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