Robert Wallace solo exhibition
“Under the Influence ”

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2015.8.1 (Sat) | 8.16(Sun)
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 19:00 / Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Admission : 300 yen
(Free for junior high school students or youngerj

Opening : Sunday August 2 17:00-19:00




FOIL GALLERY is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Robert Wallace gUnder the Influenceh from Saturday, August 1st to Sunday, 16th.


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The English fashion designer Paul Smith once said gyou can find inspiration in everything.h Indeed the world around us not only inspires us, but shapes who we are as individuals. Our environment, from our home to our school to our office, from the train we take to the road we drive, from the cafeL where we dine to the market where we shop all have an influence on us. Every detail of our daily life affects and informs us. One canft really navigate life in the 21st Century successfully without acknowledging these indiscriminate influences.

My artwork springs from this gephemera quotidianh. It is literally the source material for my paintings. They are built from and upon the daily detritus of my life: the morning newspaper, a street map, a market receipt, a letter, a shopping bag, a business card, a page from a novel, a movie ticket. This material provides the texture of my life and at the same time the texture of my paintings.

"Under the Influence" is my attempt to show how all these seemingly random and unrelated things collect around us, penetrate our subconscious and resurface as something else. For me, these are the influences large and small that shape my paintings. This exhibition is an invitation for the viewer to consider their own personal daily ephemera and what influence it has upon them.





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qThe Collective Ephemera Wallr
"Under the Influence" is my attempt to show how all the seemingly random and unrelated things that collect around us everyday actually shape who we are. This ephemera penetrates our subconscious and often resurfaces as something else. For me, these are the influences large and small that literally go into my paintings and give them form, texture and color.

I invite the viewer to think about their own personal daily ephemera and what influence it has upon them, and to post something here on the gallery wall.
It could be anything: a receipt from lunch, a business card which someone gave you, a page from the magazine youfre reading, a grocery list, a train ticket, your broken umbrella, an old photograph. Use the pins, thumbtacks, tape and stapler provided to stick these things on the wall.

Then watch the collage grow over the next two weeks. I will photograph the ephemera that is put up here each day and post the photos on my website www.rscottwallace.com and the Foil Gallery website.

Robert Wallace





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