Dorothy – Myfanwy MacLeod

Opening Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6 – 9pm. Exhibition runs September 28 – November 10, 2012

Dorothy is a new series of works by Vancouver-based artist Myfanwy MacLeod. The exhibition at Satellite Gallery features origami sculptures and photographs of origami designs, each made from pages of a Playboy magazine in which Vancouver-born playmate, Dorothy Stratten, appears as a centerfold. Through a process of folding and unfolding, the works come to represent what Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has stated constitutes the “ideal” centerfold—one in which “a situation is suggested: the presence of someone not in the picture.”

Myfanwy MacLeod was born in London, Ontario, and received an undergraduate degree from Concordia University (Montreal) in 1990 and an MFA from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 1995. She has held teaching positions at UBC, the University of Western Ontario (London), and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver). Over the past fifteen years MacLeod has exhibited throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, with recent exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada and Mass MoCa. She is the recipient of a VIVA award from the Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation in 1999. She was awarded the City of Vancouver artist studio residency (2002–2005) and the Glenfiddich Distillery artist-in-residence program (2005).

Dorothy is curated by Reid Shier and organized by Presentation House Gallery.