Wendy is Old
2017 | Pencil and ink on paper | 7” x 21” | courtesy of the artist
This illustration by Walter Scott is from Wendy, a comic strip based on his life as an art student and artist. Wendy is Scott’s alter-ego and in this short story we see her navigating her old party scene in Montreal. Reliving her former routine of mall walks, punk shows and after-hours partying, Wendy has no choice but to face her impending aging.
Scott is a Kahnawake born interdisciplinary artist, currently based in Montreal and Toronto. His practice includes writing, video, performance and sculpture. Scott thematically deals with representation in popular culture, feminism, Indigenous identity, queerness and the emotional perils of an overcharged digital world. In 2011, Scott created the popular comic book series, Wendy, which has been featured in Modern Painters, Canadian Art, Mousse Magazine, and Art in America. In 2016 he was the AGO’s Artist-in-Residence. Scott facilitated the Wendy Book Club alongside Niki Little for Plug In ICA’s 2017 Summer Institute II. Scott earned his BFA from Concordia University and his MFA from the University of Guelph. Recent exhibitions include Betazoid in a Fog, Remai Modern, Saskatoon; Bad Palaeontology, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; A Small Metal Crow With Wings on the Way, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Vancouver; Big Toe, Giant Steps, Occidental Therapy, Paris; and Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.
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