Alexine McLeod: RBC Emerging Artist Series
Launching in 2017, the annual RBC Emerging Artist Series provides support for the production of a new project at Remai Modern. Taking full advantage of the museum’s architectural spaces, the projects will be sited throughout the museum, and may include site-specific installations, new-media works, publishing initiatives, interventions or performances.
Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.
October 21, 2017 – August 12, 2018
The inaugural RBC Emerging Artist Series project is by Alexine McLeod. Working with found objects and digital projectors, McLeod creates wall-based assemblages that explore the edges of vision and materiality. Drawing on her previous experience with collage and photography, the artist uses layered materials and angled light to collapse and expand space. McLeod finds cast-off objects in urban environment and second-hand stores, and some components for her project at Remai Modern were sourced in Saskatoon. The objects’ histories and personalities are animated and revealed, coming forward as actors in the illuminated composition. Dynamic and responsive, McLeod’s installation brings focus to the shifting relationships between art, architecture and viewer.
Alexine McLeod is an emerging artist based in Vancouver. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she was the recipient of the Renée Van Halm + Pietro Widmer Graduation Award for Visual Arts in 2016. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Contemporary Arts Society of Vancouver Artist Prize. She is represented by Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver, where her first solo exhibition was presented in 2016.