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Artist Talk and Demonstration with Alex McLeod

Preview of Alex McLeod's PHANTASMAGORIA. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus.

Artist Talk and Demonstration with Alex McLeod

Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107a Avenue

Date & Time:
April 27, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM






Presented by:

Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey UrbanScreen

2018-04-27 19:00:00 2018-04-27 21:00:00 America/Vancouver Artist Talk and Demonstration with Alex McLeod Join UrbanScreen artist Alex McLeod to learn how he creates his fantastical virtual worlds. Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Alex McLeod’s fantastically imagined virtual landscapes filed with mind-bending objects and characters have appeared on gallery and museum screens across the world.

Join the artist at Surrey Art Gallery for an evening of discussion and insight into his mesmerizing digital art. His animation on Surrey’s UrbanScreen immerses visitors in a hypnotic world of trans-dimensional cycles, evoking the movement of astral bodies, digital matrices, atomic particles, and esoteric geometries.

During his artist talk, McLeod will provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about his working method, history, artistic interests, and ideas. Afterwards, attendees can join him to see his current artwork PHANTASMAGORIA onsite at UrbanScreen.

This will be followed by the screening of youth digital art projects from Chuck Bailey’s skate park and gym programs, the City’s Community Art Program, and the Gallery’s Art Together participants.

About the Artist

Alex McLeod is a new media artist whose images recall the wide-open vistas of romantic landscape painting and strange, otherworldly dystopias. He uses film as a point of comparison, such as the representation of space captured in films such as Kagemusha and Hidden Fortress, then contrasted with the hypothesized future depicted in films like Blade Runner. In light of concerns surrounding rising populations, urban over-development, and climate change, McLeod’s simulations could be considered a cautionary tale about ecological responsibility. Based in Toronto, he is represented by Division Gallery in Toronto and Montreal. McLeod previously exhibited at Surrey Art Gallery along with Brendan Tang in the 2013 exhibition the future is already here.