Alex and us
looped two-channel HD video; exhibited in Legacies at Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, October to December, 2017; participants: Samay Arcentales, Karolina Baker, Janet Bellato, Nour Bishouty, Carolina Brown, Bonnie Devine, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Teri Donovan, lwrds duniam, Kaé Égalité, Michelle Gay, Laura Hair, Catherine Heard, Marla Hlady, Yreka James, Gwen MacGregor, Hillary Matt, Catherine Mills, Aemilius Milo, mel monoceros, Heather Nicol, Anne O’Callaghan, Rosemary Oliver, Kiké Otuije, Sandra Rechico, Amanda Robertson-Hebert, Margaret Rodgers, Mehrnaz Rohbakjsh, janet romers-leiva, jes sachse, Tiffany Schofield, Dainty Smith, Asma Sultana, Monica Tap, Sally Thurlow, Elinor Whidden, Yovska
This project was part of a group exhibition that examined the work and lives of Alexandra Luke and Isabel McLaughlin. An iconic photo of The Painters Eleven was used as a backdrop to a looped rotation of women, trans and non-binary artists who were invited to stand in front of the men in the photo. A second channel shows a group portrait of the participants.
“The MacGregor photography and time-based works document previous events, that in their expansive, inclusive and ongoing implications function as a way toward empowerment beyond the exhibition. The strategies work in concert, circling and elaborating on the memories while moving forward to celebrate contemporary women and art.”
—Sky Goodden, from Legacies catalogue
Catalogue available with texts by Margaret Rodgers and Sky Gooden.