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ROBERT MCLEOD – Balancing Act – 8 Oct-2 Nov 2018

This is Robert McLeod‘s first exhibition in Christchurch for ten years and is thus something of a ‘catch-up’ exhibition, featuring paintings that illustrate some of the strands in his work from 2010 to 2018.

His perverse ‘Disneyesque’ figures are a response to the current state of prejudice and intolerance in the world.  McLeod comments that he “grew up reading science fiction, thinking that aliens were from Mars.  [Now] America calls anyone they don’t want in their country an alien.  That’s odd language to use to describe other humans.”

Sci Fi Flash #3, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood Sci Fi Flash #4, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood Sci Fi Flash #5, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood 
Balancing Act #1, by Robert McLeod, 2016 oil and enamel on plywood Balancing Act #2, by Robert McLeod, 2016 oil and enamel on plywood Balancing Act #3, by Robert McLeod, 2016 oil and enamel on plywood   The Gogol Group, 2015 oil and enamel on plywood
Hi Rise with UFO & Tooth Smile, by Robert McLeod, 2014/15 oil and enamel on plywood Hooser, 2018 oil and enamel on plywood Squeeze mocks, 2012 oil and enamel on plywood
Stressed worker with Banshee, 2010/12 oil and enamel on plywood The Banshee says hello, 2018 oil and enamel on plywood Mac Ara Escapes, 2016 oil and enamel on plywood Richter monument with dead alien, 2012/14 oil and enamel on plywood

 UFO & High Rise #5, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood UFO & High Rise #7, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood UFO & High Rise #3, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood UFO & High Rise #6, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood

 UFO & High Rise #1, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood UFO & High Rise #2, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood UFO & High Rise #4, by Robert McLeod, 2017 oil and enamel on plywood