Colin Carney, Linda Risacher-Copp, Barry McCarthy, Alex McLeod
Mediated Landscapes, in the Minarovich Gallery – Elora Centre for the Arts
March 8 – April 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2pm – 4pm
Artist Round Table Discussion: Sunday, March 30, 2014. 2pm – 4pm
Curated by Phil Irish
Exploring notions of the land within their own right, each of these artists uses materiality and the creative process to mediate the conventions of the landscape.
Colin Carney employs digital photography, video and manual printmaking in order to explore the urban landscape. Linda Risacher-Copp breaks down the landscape into a series of indirect steps through a wax resist process. Barry McCarthy layers saturated colours to create illusionistic spaces working within the traditions of watercolour and oil painting. Alex McLeod sets up the illusion through digital prints creating sensuous, imagined and surreal worlds.
About the Artists
Colin Carney is currently based out of Guelph, Ontario. He received his MFA from the University of Waterloo and his Honours BA (Fine Art) from the University of Guelph. He has shown widely with recent exhibitions at Red Head Gallery, Forest City Gallery, Gallery TPW and Arta Gallery. www.colincarney.com
Linda Copp was educated in Washington, D.C. where she studied with the American abstractionist Kenneth Noland. Moving to Canada in the 1960s her practice focused on hard-edge acrylic abstraction. After an introduction to batik, Copp developed a unique approach to the medium. Batik continues to influence Copp’s practice currently based in Elora, Ontario. www.lrcopp.com
Barry McCarthy is based out of Elora, Ontario. His practice focus on the roots of traditional, representational watercolour and oil landscapes. Throughout his life he has worked at an art instructor within both the high school and university school system. He has shown at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre (Guelph, ON), the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, the Burlington Art Centre and numerous commercial galleries. He is currently represented by The Loch Gallery (Toronto, ON). www.mccarthyart.ca
Alex McLeod has a BFA from OCAD University. His work has been in exhibitions across North America and Europe including solo shows at MASS Moca (Massachusetts), Galerie Trois Points (Montreal) and rojo®artspace (Barcelona), as well in Toronto at Angell Gallery and Narwhal Art Projects. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Canadian Art, Blackflash and Carte Blanche 2 – Painting. Collections include Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA) and the BMO Financial Group. www.alxclub.com