May 11 – December 31, 2024

Liquid, Gold

Exhibition

Ontario

Liquid Gold art with vivid pink and blue hues.

Pink Cave, (detail) by Alex McLeod. Photo by the artist.

Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: South Hallway

Overview

While a photo-based artist, Toronto-based Alex McLeod has collaborated with fashion and music artists in new media, like Gord Downie, Nelly Furtado, Nike and Condé Nast. In this latest exhibition of new work, images of abstract island oases are conjured by creating delicate structures inspired by the concepts of resilience and adaptation. Viewers are beckoned to immerse themselves in the embrace of coral, flora, precious metal, water and gems, meant to reflect nature’s bounty as a testament to the fluidity of existence, renewal and transformation. 

Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, May 30 from 6-10pm.

Artist Statement

“Liquid, Gold envisions oases where fragments of coral, flora, gems and precious metal formations emerge. There are delicate structures weaving a narrative of resilience and adaptation. The crystal-clear waters, reflecting the azure skies above, beckon viewers to immerse themselves in the tranquil embrace of nature’s bounty. Each ripple in the water serves as a testament to the fluidity of existence, whispering tales of renewal and transformation.

Through this fusion of nature’s elements, the decorative arts (including some theatrical tropes) into watery landscapes, I seek to evoke a profound sense of wonderment and optimism, inviting viewers on a journey of introspection and discovery. In a world often shrouded in uncertainty, may these abstract island oases stand as beacons of hope – a sanctuary where the soul finds solace amidst the chaos.”

About Alex McLeod

Toronto-based artist Alex McLeod creates dreamlike worlds inspired by digital culture. He is interested in the dynamics of simulation and representation of nature, and he draws on the visual repertoire of video games to build surreal landscapes that are abstract and distorted. Although they celebrate the potential of 3D modelling and animation, McLeod’s exuberant and critical universes invite us to reflect on how technologies influence our relationship with territory and the environment.

Venue

South Hallway

Indoors

Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay W

Toronto ON M5J 2G8

McLeod's work will additionally be presented on our Parking Pavilions in Ontario Square.

Keywords Free Event