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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.”