Mike Andrew McLean: Equivalents 1 & 2


Mike Andrew McLean

Equivalents 1, East Gate Manning Park, 11:24am, 2012-2015

Equivalents 2, East Gate Manning Park, 11:29am, 2012-2015

Diptych | Image area 20 x 24" each | Paper size 22.5 x 26" each | Edition of 3

Digital prints, aqueous pigment inks on lustre archival paper

Mike Andrew McLean holds a BFA in Media Arts from NSCAD University, and an MFA from the University of Victoria. McLean’s work, which draws upon research into the historical and contemporary uses of photography, takes influences from the origins of the medium to challenge the predominant digital modes of image production. His subject matter is often centered on questions about obsolescence, historical precedence and the sentimental. Most recently, with the assistance of Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council production grants, McLean has produced contemporary interpretations of the photographic processes used in the first 75 years of the medium’s history. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at galleries including Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Richmond Art Gallery, Open Space, Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Gallery 44. He is an instructional technologist in the Visual Art Department at Camosun College in Victoria.