The Disappointed Gaze
lithograph- framed, signed and numbered
36″ x 24″
Edition of 20 + 5 APs
Nicholas Metivier Gallery
On sale September 3. To purchase call 416.962.4040 ext. 4000
The Disappointed Gaze resurrects a figure from Scott’s infamous 1985 Diane Frankenstein issue of General Idea’s culturally subversive FILE Megazine. Just as that story explored ideas of self invention and re-creation, the figure in this print wears a mask or costume of a much larger figure, creating the illusion of strength which is sometimes all that is necessary to conquer the enemy.
Scott views himself as a political activist and blue-collar artist. His work combines counterculture aesthetics of the late 1970s and the 1980s with a sociological ideology that is wary of the consequences and human cost of a capitalist ethos and economy. Born in Windsor, Ontario in 1950, Scott has exhibited extensively across Canada for the past 30 years and is collected by almost every major institution in the country including the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. His work is also held in numerous museum and private collections outside of Canada including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2000, Scott was awarded the inaugural Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts and Media.