chum mcleod: small world

July 26 to October 24, 2021

chum mcleod, small world in the Carnegie Room. Photo: Andre Beneteau

chum mcleod
small world
July 26 to October 24, 2021
Carnegie Room
Curator: Emily McKibbon

For the past two years, artist chum mcleod has been creating intricate dioramas featuring hardscrabble bunny characters in a closed and strange universe—a “small world.” Battling floods, visiting a travelling circus, solving arcane domestic mysteries or ice fishing alongside their Skidoos, the bunnies are completely engaged in the dramas in which they find themselves. Tying the works together are recurring images—red-freckled black rocks, black and white striped uniforms, and the upended architecture of a small world gone awry.

chum mcleod lives and works in Barrie, Ontario. For small world, mcleod would like to acknowledge the assistance of Carsten Booth, who assisted with the frame design, and Mike Coughlin and James Booth for the construction of the diorama bases.