Myfanwy MacLeod | Artist
I’m currently visiting Vancouver, Canada, and had an opportunity to check out the Vancouver Art Gallery. I have been to several art shows in my lifetime, but never to a real art gallery. What an experience! In its 83rd year, the Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the largest art museums in Canada and is reflective of the creative energy, artistic excellence and progressive style that Vancouver is known for around the globe.
Offering four floors of beautiful exhibitions, I found myself drawn to the second-floor landing where some of the coolest pop art was displayed. Vancouver-based artist Myfanwy MacLeod, the subject of a 15-year survey of her sculptures, paintings, and mixed-media installations, focused her exhibition on the 1970s examining the legacy of Led Zeppelin, the fantasy literature of J.R.R. Tolkien, the cult of the Chevy Camaro, and the tragic story of used, abused, and murdered Playboy model Dorothy Stratten. But I have to admit that my favorite piece was definitely the Led Zeppelin inspired Stack resembling a wall of Marshall amps. Her work is awesome!