(Image: DTES.VFD.HALL#2 – BOOTLEG, 2014, silkscreen mesh, emulsion, acrylic ink, 44” x 55”)
He To Whom The Early Bird Runs Best Learns Wisdom And Knowledge
Niall McClelland (b.1980) creates impoverished drawings and objects of varying scale and medium, embedding personal history in ephemeral, often cast aside material, and placing them alongside subcultural influences of the past. McClelland’s work is often the by-product of a related labour, an object or cast-off that speaks to the process of its creation, abstracting its origin and flipping the hand of the creator on its head. McClelland’s work has been shown at The Power Plant (Toronto), MoCCA (Toronto), Plug-In ICA (Winnipeg), P.P.OW (New York), with recent solo exhibitions at Clint Roenisch (Toronto), Envoy Enterprises (New York) and Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco). McClelland is represented by Clint Roenisch in Canada and Envoy Enterprises in the US. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada.