Stanley Wany | New Works

Stanley Wany | New Works

Stanley Wany | New Works
February 10 - 24 

Reception: Saturday, February 10 @ 3 - 5 pm
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Presales open Saturday, February 3 @ 10 am, in-person, over the phone via 613-729-0003, or by e-mail. Please contact the gallery to view works in person before the feature opening date. 
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Wall Space is proud to present a feature of new works by multi-disciplinary artist Stanley Wany. In his practice, Wany explores identity and cultural myths through drawing, painting, installation and experimental graphic novels. Wany's works on paper are often large-scale drawings created with India Ink and consist of abstract and figurative representations, at times confronted with sculptural elements as part of installations.

Self-portrait 2, India ink and sugarcane paper on paper, 18 x 24 in. framed by Wall Space

Within this series of abstracted ink portraits, Wany traces the trajectory of his great-grandfather as he migrated from Trinidad and Tobago to Haiti. Rather than depicting his lineage through representational imagery Wany leans into his materials of India ink, sugarcane paper, charcoal, acrylic paint and gel medium to capture the essence of his great-grandfather's experiences. Hand drawn maps appear to be submerged or emerging from tendrils of black ink that branch across Wany's surfaces like diverging pathways. 

The Sugarcane Worker 1, India ink and sugarcane paper on paper, 20 x 24 in. framed by Wall Space

Across his mediums of choice, there is a deep reflection on popular culture, myths and the inconscient in relation to the experience of afro-descendant persons in Western society. 

Stanley Wany (1970) lives and works in Montreal, where he has recently completed his Masters in Fine and Media Arts at UQAM. His works have been presented and acquired in Canada, Australia, the United-States, Finland, France and Portugal. Helem, his latest graphic novel published fall 2021 with Conundrum Press, is the culmination of more than seven years of research and experimentation. Wany's thesis exhibition Espaces Imprévisibles, on until January 20th at Galerie de l'UQAM, draws on the artist’s family history and the rich heritage of his ancestors, their creolization and the resolve which forged and lifted them beyond challenging circumstances.

Photo credit: Kwasi Kyei


We look forward to welcoming you to the opening reception on February 10 @ 3 - 5 pm
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Please note: Our venue is not currently accessible to those with mobility devices. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working hard to ensure our venue will be accesible to all art lovers in the near future. 

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