Opening Remarks

Isabelle Loring Wallace is interim co-director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and a specialist in the field of contemporary art. She is the author of Jasper Johns (Phaidon, 2014) and is currently completing a second book about Johns that considers his work in conjunction with contemporaneous developments in the fields of genetics and psychoanalysis. Wallace is also a contributor to and co-editor of three anthologies: Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate, 2011); Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility (Ashgate, 2013); and Ventriloquism, Performance, and Contemporary Art (forthcoming in 2023 from Routledge).