Goody-B Wiseman / Jo-Anne Balcaen

Mar. 7 – Apr. 18, 2011

3. Goody B. Wiseman copy

4. Jo-Anne Balcaen

GOODY-B WISEMAN – SUPERLOVESTARPOWER 2: THE ALBUM PROJECT
JO-ANNE BALCAEN – THE LONGER I WAIT, THE BETTER IT FEELS
MAR. 7 – APR. 18

Superlovestarpower 2: The Album Project recasts iconic album cover photographs from the 1960s and 1970s as short films. Recreating these now well-known snapshots and inserting them into speculative narratives, Goody-B Wiseman re-imagines the possibilities of these still images when they are re-inserted into linear time. Goody-B Wiseman lives and works in both the wilds of Downeast Maine and Los Angeles. She works in a variety of media including sculpture, film and printed matter and is primarily engaged with the use and structure of narrative.

Read the exhibition essay by Jon Davies.

The Longer I Wait, the Better it Feels presents a series of audio and visual installations that deal in one way or another with the trappings of popular music, obsessive and delusional fandom, and innocent fantasy. Jo-Anne Balcaen’s work examines the elusive nature of happiness, and how the commercialization of desire can create an inflated sense of expectation and a distorted sense of self. Jo-Anne Balcaen is a Montreal-based artist who has exhibited her work in venues throughout Quebec, Canada, Europe, and the US.

Read the exhibition essay by Vincent Bonin.

Artist Talk + Opening Reception March 5th, 3-5pm

About the artists:

Goody-B Wiseman lives and works in both the wilds of Downeast Maine and Los Angeles. She works in a variety of media including sculpture, film and printed matter and is primarily engaged with the use and structure of narrative. Wiseman received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005 and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2000. She has exhibited widely and has screened her films worldwide.

Goody-B would like to thank: Denis Henry Hennelly (producer); Jeff Bolman (director of photography); Gordon B Isnor (score); Eric Bram, John Grange, Brandon Ficara, Elizabeth Saydah, Jonathan Shapiro, Candice Lin, Jessica Hagan (actors).

Jo-Anne Balcaen is a Montreal-based artist whose work examines the commercialization of desire through pop-ular culture, and how this creates an inflated sense of expectation. Her recent focus has been the relationship between popular music and obsessive fandom. Since 1995, Balcaen has exhibited her work in venues throughout Quebec, Canada, Europe, and the US, and has been the recipient of several grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Jo-Anne would like to thank Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Posted March 7, 2011