A native of London, Ontario, Jack Chambers was devoted to the people and the landscape of his region. "Plus Nine" alludes to his interest in photography and filmmaking, and juxtaposes a "negative" image of a photograph of a man from "Saturday Night" magazine with a pair of calculations that do not add up. While the use of aluminum paint evokes the "silver" screen and photographic processes, the mysterious contrast between the figure and the numbers creates a dreamlike illogic that hovers between the worlds of Realism, Pop Art, and Surrealism.
Materialsaluminum paint and oil on plywood
129.4 x 190.5 x 2.4 cm