Jacqueline Macleod’s exploration of female identity in urban existence questions the way in which “digital” now mediates and controls our social lives; the current pressures and stresses of digital hyper-connectedness, loneliness and isolation; identity cloning and the impact of networked technologies upon human relations and the formation of self. By exploring new representational paradigms involved in the intertwining of painting and computer generated imagery, her work reflects upon the breakdown of barriers between physical and virtual space and its psychological implications.
Macleod’s focus on specific relationships within “digital society” results in a new visual cultural mesh of social media mania, coercion and narcissism.
Jacqueline MacLeod graduated from Massey University with a B.Ed, (Double Major) Fine Arts and Education (1997) and Dip Tchg. Paul Dibble was her tutor in Bronze and Painting. While teaching art seventeen years full-time, Jacqueline chose to start her MEd at the University of Canterbury (2009). Jacqueline now works full time on her art practice and has exhibited in select shows held in Jakarta, Indonesia; Solo and Group Shows in New Zealand (2015 NZPP Award Hamilton, and 2016 MMC Award, Whakatane.) Macleod also has an up-coming Duo show in Devonport, Auckland in May 2016.
She was the one of the first artists in her field to complement a team of Engineers in CAD Design and Electrical Draughting, working in the field of Electrical PC and 3D CAD Design. Jacqueline draws from her Engineering background, synthesising Technological and Figurative collusions to create her Oil Paintings on Linen and Digital Prints and Gesso Transferred/Photo-shopped Collages on Board.
Macleod was a finalist for the 2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards and a Double finalist in the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards 2015.
Saturday 21 May to Wednesday 8 June
Opening Saturday 21 May,
2pm to 3.30pm.