David McClyment: Echo


David McClyment, detail from Echo, part of the installation plan, charcoal, carbon & coloured pencil, spray paint through hand cut stencils, digitally manipulated imagery on abused paper, approx. 120″ x 240″.

David McClyment

January 3 – 27, 2024
Reception: Friday, January 5, 2024 | 5–8pm

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Echo by artist David McClyment.

“Once upon a time, many, many years ago,
In a land not far from where you are now. Back before digital. Back before UHF. Tube technology reigned.

And TV ruled over all. TV was magic – right there in our living rooms. And we watched. In fact we couldn’t stop watching. But we didn’t care. TV showed us things we couldn’t have. But we didn’t care. We wanted them anyway. Way back then we were dreaming of the future that we are living” – David McClyment

Echo is an immersive installation of large-scale drawing by David McClyment.

David McClyment, TV stack with blue head, 2023, charcoal, carbon & coloured pencil, spray paint through hand cut stencils, digitally manipulated imagery on abused paper, approx. 36″ x 36″.

Artist Bio:

David McClyment has been exhibiting professionally for almost 40 years, in the GTA, throughout Ontario and across Europe. His work has been the focus of many grants from all levels of government, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

His exhibitions have been regularly reviewed in many major media outlets, including The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Daily Star, and the Winnipeg Free Press. McClyment has been a proud member of the Red Head Gallery since 2021.

In addition to his exhibition career, McClyment has mentored hundreds of emerging artists, first as a project officer with Visual Arts Ontario, and most recently as a professor and Co-ordinator of the Fine Arts Studio Program at Centennial College. Based on that experience, he has recently published a comprehensive resource on professional practices for emerging artists, So, You Want To Be An Artist.

McClyment is inspired daily by his long-time reason for living, Sue Bracken, and their eminently talented son, Jaimie.

David McClyment, Cloud 1 studio installation, 2023, charcoal, carbon & coloured pencil, on abused paper.

And there’s more to see!

McClyment has invited CL Fisher to exhibit some of her brilliant digitally generated imagery in the Fox Den. On Reflection will be showing concurrently with Echo. McClyment and Fisher have two completely different creative processes, which makes for an active dialogue between the two bodies of dynamic imagery.

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