Check out the ever busy Niall!
Tell Us #6- Niall McClelland is a Toronto-based visual artist. Typically working with toner-laced paper which he meticulously folds, McClelland creates tonal, sculptural works which reference arte povera and punk’s early esthetic. In recent years, McClelland’s work has taken a decidedly more colorful turn as he’s begun to leak printer cartridge ink on paper to create works with a psychedelic spin. Having exhibited across North America, McClelland is currently at work on a new solo exhibition which will open at the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco in April 2012. In the interim, we’ve been lucky enough to nab Niall McClelland to participate in this week’s installment of Tell Us (where we ask peers about their current fixations). The Tourist (TT)- Some photographers whose work you’re currently into? Niall McClelland (NM)- Jessica Eaton, Roger Ballen, Jack Burman, Ryan Foerster & Jeremy Jansen. TT- Some visual artists whose work you’re currently into? NM- Super into the new Brian Jungen stuff with the animal skin “drums” and prints… also really dig the work in this huge Jannis Kounellis book that’s been kicking around the house. TT- What music are you currently listening to? NM- Hard Drugs, Pure X, Teenanger, Ghostface…TT- Books and/or publications you’re reading or just plain fond of? NM- Ripped through A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin this summer, like just about everybody else I know… I waited six years for the fucker to release it. Pretty good! Currently working on “Pedro Páramo” by Juan Rulfo and “Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole… I’ve been promised that both are mind blowing, fingers crossed. TT- Stores that excite you? NM- Sam James Coffee Bar, The Chief Salvage, Klaxon Howl…