Public Projects: Myfanwy MacLeod

McLeod_Public Projects panorama

Collections Gallery
October 7 - 21, 2016
Workshop: Truthiness, October 4 - 7

Curated by Shep Steiner

Public Projects: Myfanwy MacLeod is a survey of public works by Vancouver artist, Myfanwy MacLeod. The exhibition hinges on a range of the artist’s drawings, artifacts and renderings that relate to her highly varied public commissions, both realized and unrealized. The exhibition moves from her early performance work to her more recent collaborative public art project for the Vancouver Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health Center. Pedagogical in nature, the small exhibition and workshop organized under the auspices of COlab is intended to jump start student involvement in the public realm. The presentation of MacLeod’s work reveals the artist’s talent for working between small and large scale, her use of humor as social critique, and her interest in the material/social conditions of public space and how that interest intersects with the gender politics that underscore her studio practice. Her workshop on "Truthiness" (Oct. 4-Oct. 7) will concentrate on reenactment and the sculptural object.

MacLeod’s solo exhibitions include: 1990 The Secret Garden, The Whitehall, London, Ontario; 1995 The Fountainheads, Access Gallery, Vancouver; 
1997 My Idea of Fun, Or Gallery, Vancouver; 2000 A Brief Overview of Personology, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver; 
How Not to Be Seen, vTo Gallery, London, England; 2001 The Tiny Kingdom, Or Gallery, Vancouver; 
myfanwy macleod: miss moonshine, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; 2004 Don’t Stop Dreaming, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; 
2006 Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; 2009 Gold, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; 2012 Dorothy, Presentation House Gallery Satellite, Vancouver; 2013 Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again, Museum London, London, Ontario; 2014 Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again, Vancouver Art Gallery. Selected group exhibitions include: 2007 The Banal, SBC Galerie d’art contemporain, Montreal
; 2012 Oh Canada, Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; 2013 -14 Climate is Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Public commissions include: 2015 Primrose, City of Toronto;
 2014 Playtime, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Health Centre Vancouver; The Lady, Onni Developments, North Vancouver; 2013 The Last Drop, Project Space, Bank of Montreal, Toronto; 
2010 The Birds, City Of Vancouver, Olympic And Paralympic Public Art Program.

Image above: Panoramic view of installation of exhibition Public Projects

Image below: Exhibition detail:

Myfanwy MacLeod
Lifeboat, 2012
plastic tiger, wood, dried plants
Model designed of the City of Surrey, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre