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.

Travelling Light: Views of Ontario

It’s completely mysterious to me how photography works...It’s just a way to make small revelations about the world, I think.
— Geoffrey James
Meryl McMaster,  Wingeds Calling  from  In Between Worlds , 2012

Meryl McMaster, Wingeds Calling from In Between Worlds, 2012

Online exhibition celebrating Ontario for Chinese and Canadian audiences featuring:

Lise Beaudry
Toni Hafkenscheid
April Hickox
Geoffrey James
Meryl McMaster
Rebecca Scriver
Jeff Thomas
Andrew Wright

Curated by Scott McLeod

Project Manager Craig D'Arville, Executive Producer Zhe Ghu, Ontario Arts Council