Artist talks at the Museum of Art

Thursday January 31, 6-8 pm

Join us for presentations by two important Canadian artists, both exhibiting their work in the Museum’s current exhibition About the Mind.

Paulette Phillips was trained and licensed in lie detector operation for her video and installation work The Directed Lie. Using her interrogation and testing skills, she has conducted more than 230 polygraph interviews with people in the art world. In her artwork, the viewer gets to watch this process.  Paulette Phillips spoke about her work at McMaster with Sook Yin Lee on CBC’s DNTO, Saturday January 19:

Paulette Phillips was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is now based in Toronto. She is a Professor at the Ontario College of Art & Design University where she has taught studio practice in film, installation and performance since 1986. Phillips has exhibited in solo and groups exhibitions since the early 1980s, across Canada and internationally.  Her works are represented in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The National Gallery of Canada, Frac, Haute-Normandie, Caen, France, Universidad Complutense, Facultad De Bellas Artes, Madrid, and Concordia and McGill University in Montreal.

Paulette Phillips website:

Wyn Geleynse’s work at McMaster presents a miniature model of a gallery space within which, a new video work by Geleynse is projected. Viewers are invited to don the headphones, peer into the space, and immerse themselves in a “modeled experience”, one that presents the potential of narrative through images in the “cave of the mind.”

Wyn Geleynse is considered a pioneer in multimedia artistic practices in Canada, with a career in film and video spanning nearly three decades. He is based in London Ontario. He taught at the University of Western Ontario, was and Adjunct Professor at ESCAD, Caldas Da Rhainia, Portugal, 2002 – 2003, and has lectured across Canada and in Europe. Geleynse has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and overseas since the early 1980s. His work is represented in the collections of MIT List Visual Arts Centre, USA, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Mendel Art Gallery, Western University, Museum London, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Nickle Arts Museum, Art Gallery of Windsor, National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, and internationally in the Rhenish Collection, Germany, Caldic Collectie, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the Fondazione Italiana per la Fotografia, Italy

Wyn Geleynse website: