Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mark McLean at the Gladstone

Last night we had the pleasure of seeing our friend Mark McLean's art Exhibit at this year's Come Up To My Room Alternative Design Event at the Gladstone Hotel.  This cool art event hosts various alternative artists over two levels of the hotel.

After being offered a "free hug" on arrival and pushing through the Queen West art crowd, we found ourselves in front of Mark's exhibit.

My favourite piece of Mark's had to be his impressive 5ft x 3ft (approx.) representation of the peace sign.  From a few feet back this blue and white masterpiece looks like a very textured painting of a hand giving a peace sign.  However, when you get close you realize it is created by thousands of little toy soldier figurines!   

Very cool.