Shirley Wiitasalo

Interior

1981
Wiitasalo's work often looks at patterns within contemporary culture. For "Interior", a newspaper photo of the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan was projected onto a light-sensitive emulsion on the painting surface. The canvas comes to resemble both a television screen and a living space invaded by the omnipresent image. The painting suggests a confusion and a flattening of public and private spheres that is related to the insistent and repetitive presence of the image.
Title
Interior
Date
1981
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil and photo-emulsion on canvas
Dimensions
152 x 183.1 x 3 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1986
Rights
© Shirley Wiitasalo
Accession number
29547