Luanne Martineau will exhibit her latest work of large-scale, knitted sculptures. Using wool, synthetic yarn and mohair, Martineau has reproduced various plaid tartan patterns into the surface of these 7 cigar-shaped forms. This new work is based on Martineau’s Accumulation Sculptures, works that are developed from repetitive additions of small femo bits, resulting in organic forms of accumulation. Together in this installation, these works examine her ongoing investigation of R.F. Outcault’s comic panel of 1895 - 1898, The Yellow Kid. Martineau’s specific interest of this comic stems from the inherent blocks, disjunctions and malfunctions of the narrative, and the problems that arise from its contextual limits — when narrative rambles and text stops communicating in its intended manner.
Born in 1961 in London, Ontario, Myfanwy MacLeod now lives and works in
Vancouver. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montreal's Concordia
University in 1990, and went on to study in Paris at the Ecole nationale
superieure de beaux-arts and received her Master of Fine Arts from the
University of British Columbia in 1994. MacLeod has exhibited both
nationally and internationally, including concurrent solo exhibitions at the
Catriona Jeffries Gallery and Or Gallery from September 7 through October 6,
and several group exhibitions including Universal Pictures 3 at the
Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga, Universal Pictures 3.1 at Plug-In in
Winnipeg and Ediburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery in Autumn 2002.
MacLeod's work is trademarked by her wry sense of humour, and her layered
referencing of consumer and popular culture. Using the language of
cartoon-style drawings and sculpture, Macleod brings together a blend of
art-historical references and a humorous take on the self-absorbed and
entertainment saturated culture we live in.
Luanne Martineau is an artist based in Calgary, AB. She studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and received her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia. Martineau has shown extensively across Canada, including solo exhibitions at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK; Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB; Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON; Optica, Montréal, PQ; Mercer Union, Toronto, ON, among others. Martineau is currently employed as the Associate Curator of the Art Gallery of Calgary.