*1961 in Canada, lives and works in Vancouver, Canada
Courtesy of the artist
“Offering a feminist critique of the way public space creates imbalances of power, her work combines popular imagery
with conceptual rigour.”
Myfanwy MacLeod has exhibited many works in public spaces. Her outdoor installations involve the viewer and are almost a playground for adults and children. MacLeod is interested in understanding how the image or concept can be changed, transformed or covered by a new meaning when its context or shape changes.
A pungent sense of humor permeates her work, in which she refers to iconic moments of modernity and deals with popular culture.
For BiennaleGherdëina7 MacLeod creates a new work, entitled “Fallen” which consist
of a larger than life sculpture, depicting the biblical Adam and Eve. Inspired by a miniature historical sculpture from the collection of the Gherdëina Museum in Ortisei, “Fallen” consists of two wooden figures turned toward one another with a pile of fallen apples at their feet. The work plays on the different meanings of the word fallen and is MacLeod’s ironic take
at the biblical myth of world-making.
Almost grotesque Adam and Eve seem lost and hopeless in a tree-less paradise.
Museum Gherdëina, Karl Pichler,
Samuel Moroder, Willi Crepaz,
Fabrizio Senoner, Aron Demetz