The National Gallery of Canada acquires works by Andrew Wright

Very pleased to announce that two (2) major works of mine were recently purchased by The National Gallery of Canada and now are a part of their permanent collection.  The works are from the Data Trespass series.  Data Trespass: Illegal Photographs is a conceptual suite of panoramic photographic images that antagonize a recent Wyoming statute that makes outdoor photography an illegal and indictable form of data collection. Also acquired is a video work, similarly titled Data Trespass: Wyoming v. Wright, that derives its footage from a mock trial where I was prosecuted for my apparent contravention of the Wyoming ‘no photography’ law.  More information about these works can be found here: Illegal Photographs and Data Trespass

   Data Trespass: Illegal Photograph #24  , 1 of 9 images comprising a single panoramic work, 2016 (printed 2018).  Purchased by  The National Gallery of Canada,  July 2018.

Data Trespass: Illegal Photograph #24, 1 of 9 images comprising a single panoramic work, 2016 (printed 2018).  Purchased by The National Gallery of Canada, July 2018.