January 22nd—February 19, 2022
Alexine McLeod’s interdisciplinary practice harmonizes the paradoxes between embodied perception, spirituality and lens-based technologies. Since completing her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2016) and MFA at University of Guelph (2020) she has expanded her compositional play with found materials and projected light, into vibrantly immersive collages and light boxes that activate the optical dynamics between colour, space and surface. During her time at ECUAD, she received the Renée Van Halm + Pietro Widmer Graduation Award for Visual Arts as well as a scholarship from the Vancouver Art Guild. Since then, she was selected as the inaugural artist of the RBC emerging artist series for the Remai Modern opening, a shortlisted candidate for the CASV emerging artist prize, as well as receiving multiple research and travel based scholarships at the University of Guelph in Ontario. McLeod currently works at her home studio in Vancouver, BC.
Monte Clark is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Alexine McLeod. On view will be a series of light box works and large-scale photographs printed on silk.
Layering physical materials with coloured light and shadow, McLeod’s abstract compressions of space and form engage with perception as a richly active experience. Experimenting with the curiosities inherent in seeing through the lens of photography, her recent work shifts from expansive installations to saturated light-based images that transform, distort and engage with the tensions between subjective and objective vision. Colourful obstructions redirect the gaze, creating a sense of depth and experience of discovering what lies in the periphery.
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