For the upArt studio exhibit in Room 202, Gary MacLeod transformed a Victorian hotel room. Macleod filled the space with free-standing sign sculptures and hung illuminated signs and digital images on the walls. This exhibit created a claustrophobic Cinerama of messages, an overwhelming space of visual chatter.

October 27 to October 20, 2011

Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

Entrance to Room 202, UpArt, Gladstone Hotel, October 27 to 30, 2011

We Me and Anger Due To

North wall installation view of Room 202, UpArt, Gladstone Hotel, October 27 to 30, 2011

(l to r) Night Thing, Free Totem, Open/Nope Hearts, Suffering, Nope, Instruction

North and east wall installation view of Room 202, UpArt, Gladstone Hotel, October 27 to 30, 2011

(l to r) Instruction, Gas Slave, Free Totem, Closed Forever

West wall installation view of Room 202, UpArt, Gladstone Hotel, October 27 to 30, 2011

(l to r) Free Totem, Night Thing video and stills

Bathroom installation view of Room 202, UpArt, Gladstone Hotel, October 27 to 30, 2011

Urge

Bathroom installation view of Room 202, UpArt, Gladstone Hotel, October 27 to 30, 2011

Urge

Room 202 viewed from Gladstone Hotel alley

Gary MacLeod with partner Val LeBlanc at UpArt opening reception

Carl Davis and Rob Elliott installing Night Thing

WE/ME, ink and doormat, 2012

Anger Due To, printed plastic sign, 20"x15", 2012

Suffering, digital image, 24"x36"

Gas Slave, 24"x36", digital image, 2007

Urge, illuminated sign, acrylic and metal, 32" diameter x 9", 2009

Free Totem, metal signs, 96", 2009-2011

Open/Nope Hearts, neon and plexiglass, 24"x24"x5" each, 2010

Nope, neon tubing and plexiglass, 15"x30"x6", 2009

Instruction, fabricated wood and metal sign, 2010