Reception tonight opens Mcleod exhibit
Mark Mcleod says his focus for the past 10 years has been “the ever- changing and erroneous nature of memory.”
“My interest in memory stems from my own inability to store and retrieve some long, and most shortterm events. I remember few events from my childhood and very little from my recent past,” he says in an artist statement.
“This deficiency has f orced me to rely on secondary storage and retrieval methods. Video has become a backup for incomplete memories and photography has become my proof of moments. My life has been subsequently organized into little blue digital folders by year, month and event.”
He explores t he way individuals observe, record and remember life experiences in his new exhibi t, “Reflections,” which opened at the Athens Arts Center, 320 N. White St. in Athens, Tenn., on May 22, and continues through July 7. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
A reception honoring the artist will be held today, May 25, at 5: 30 p. m. at the gallery.
Mcleod is an associate professor of art at Clevel and State Community College. He has arranged numerous campus exhibitions and residencies and was awarded both the STAR Award for Service and the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2015. He and wife Audra- Kelley, spend summers on cross-country road trips with children Eli, Maegan and Lucy.
For more information about the exhibit: 423-7458781.
“Me and Justin at Dollywood” is the title of this work by Mark Mcleod.