Artist Talk by Myfanwy MacLeod

Photo: Trevor Mills courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery.
Location: 
Campus Gallery, Georgian College
Fees: 
Admission free

Artist Talk by Myfanwy MacLeod
Wednesday, December 7, 10:30 am
Campus Gallery, Georgian College
Admission free
Organized by the MacLaren Art Centre

Join us at the Campus Gallery for an inspired talk by Vancouver artist Myfanwy MacLeod, whose work will be exhibited in Again and Once More, Again at the MacLaren Art Centre beginning December 3

In Again and Once More, Again artists Kristie MacDonald (Toronto), Myfanwy MacLeod (Vancouver) and Mitch Robertson (Toronto) work with archival and found photographs as starting points to address failed or incomplete histories, troubling outdated assumptions while generating new narratives.

Robertson’s work examines the convoluted and fantastical history of Oak Island, Nova Scotia, with ten hand-coloured versions of an identical gelatin silver print offering ten possible explanations of the treasure hidden there. MacDonald restages and repairs torn photographs of people she finds in her daily life, undoing these acts of anger. MacLeod engages with the MacLaren’s collection of Soviet-era press photographs, creating a series of flags featuring cheerleaders in rare moments of introspection, complicating notions of camp, gender, athleticism and nationalism. A transmutation is at play in each of these disparate works, suggesting that passionate failure is as generative a starting point as any.

Please join us for the public reception, Thursday, December 8 from 7 to 9 pm.

Myfanwy MacLeod (b. 1961, London, ON) lives and works in Vancouver. Recent solo exhibitions include Public Projects: Myfanwy MacLeod, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (2016); The Private Life of the Rabbit, Or Gallery (2015); Myfanwy MacLeod: Or There and Back Again, Vancouver Art Gallery (2014) and the Museum London (2013); Dorothy, Presentation House Satellite, Vancouver (2012); Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (20016); Miss Moonshine, Catriona Jeffries (2001); A Brief Overview of Personology, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2000); How Not to Be Seen, VTO Gallery, London, UK (2000). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Like a Rolling Stone: An Exhibition About Rock and Rock, Charles H. Scott Gallery (2016); The Daily Grind, Museum London (2015); Carbon 14: Climate is Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, ICC Space, Toronto (2013); Oh Canada, MassMoCA, North Adams, MA (2012); Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2009); Keep the IS in FEMINISM, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2008); Stories, in Pieces, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2008); The Banal, SBC Galerie d’art contemporain, Montréal (2007). In 2014 Black Dog published a monograph of her work.