Walter Scott’s Sandy, the Most Unlikable Person Ever, Visits the Museum
The artist imagines an exasperating museumgoer.
Feb 7, 2022
Walter Scott’s graphic novel series, Wendy, which has appeared in the New Yorker and Art in America, chronicles a satirical version of the contemporary art world. This story’s protagonist, Sandy, may seem familiar to many museumgoers. “Sandy is the perfect, well-adjusted, and more successful alter-ego of my main character, Wendy,” says Scott. “Everyone hates her.” The Toronto based artist—whose work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions in Berlin and New York—creates characters by tapping into his own experiences. “I’ve been to museums with people like Sandy,” he says. “I know a story works when it makes me laugh as I’m drawing it. In a way, that’s the only thing that matters.”
Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist working across comics, drawing, video, performance, and sculpture. His series Wendy has appeared in Canadian Art, Art in America, and the New Yorker. Scott’s most recent graphic novel, Wendy, Master of Art, was published in 2020.