Montreal artist explores online dimension in London exhibition

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Works by an award-winning Montreal-based artist explore contemporary culture in a new exhibition.

Lauren Pelc-McArthur’s Breakneck Glimmer opens Thursday at Excavo Fine Art with the artist attending the opening reception at 6 p.m.

Exhibition curator Moria McKee said Pelc-McArthur “explores the relationship between fabricated dimensions and the experience of the viewer.”

“Evoking the instability of the digital realm, Pelc-McArthur addresses our contemporary culture inundated with visual information and the distortion of how art is ultimately produced, disseminated and absorbed,” said McKee.

McKee said works such as Fake Saucy Liberace, Chamber Skin and Paranoid are “playful ruminations on the vastness of the online dimensions we encounter daily and the anxieties associated with the technological age in which we live,”

Pelc-McArthur, a native of Toronto, is a graduate of fine art at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and is a master of fine arts candidate in painting and drawing at Concordia University in Montreal.

She was a finalist for the RBC Painting Competition and winner of the 2019 Nancy Petry Foundation award for excellence in painting, a $10,000 prize that allows a young Canadian artist to travel abroad, network and build on their artistic skills.