The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition that will bring together work by Vancouver artist Myfanwy MacLeod and 18th century prints by William Hogarth. This playful pairing highlights the social satire that dominates the work of both artists as they document the pitfalls of human folly from vice and wantonness to ambition and indolence.
Miscreants and Reprobates features a number of new works by Myfanwy MacLeod made specifically for this exhibition as well as earlier prints and drawings such as The Drunkard’s Walk, or How Randomness Rules Our Lives and Anecdotes of Modern Art. The exhibition situates these works in dialogue with William Hogarth’s iconic Gin Lane and Beer Street, A Harlot’s Progress and Industry and Idleness.
Myfanwy MacLeod has been shown extensively in solo and group exhibition throughout the world including Nomads at the National Gallery of Canada in 2009. In 2010 she was commissioned by the City of Vancouver to produce her large-scale public sculpture, The Birds for the former Olympic Village site in False Creek. Miscreants and Reprobates is the second exhibition of MacLeod’s work at the Charles H. Scott Gallery. Her A Brief Overview of Personology was shown at the gallery in 2000.
William Hogarth (1697-1764) was highly successful during his lifetime and his prints continue to be popular for their witty depictions of all levels of English society during that colourful era. The Hogarth works in the exhibition are part of Emily Carr University’s Wosk Masterworks Print Collection.