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Wieland, Joyce
New Yak City New Yak City
1963 1963

Joyce Wieland is known as a painter, sculptor, quilt designer and filmmaker. She consistently resisted traditional boundaries, such as those that exist between disciplines such as between art and craft. A feminist, a patriot and an environmentalist, Wieland created an art that is at once intensely personal, and universal. Her art is open to interpretation on many different levels but is also often playful. New Yak City was painted some months after moving to New York. It evokes Wieland’s childhood of drawing comic strips, her experience as a filmmaker and her knowledge of Pop and neo-Dada art. It speaks of her immersion in an exciting new community, full of opportunities, but it also comments somewhat mockingly on New York and male bravado through the use of exaggerated hand-gestures, dialogue bubbles and phallic cigars, all superimposed with hearts.

 
Wieland, Joyce
Toronto ON 1930-Toronto ON 1998 Toronto ON 1930-Toronto ON 1998
New Yak City New Yak City
1963 1963
Oil on canvas Oil on canvas
height / width: 132.10 x 91.40 cm; 52.01 x 35.98 in.
Purchase: Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund, 1992 Purchase: Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund, 1992
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