Rod Mireau: Signs of Life

13 October - 1 December 2018

In this new body of work, Mireau draws inspiration from roots to rebar, blurring the edges between the industrial and the natural. Constructed of wood and metal, Mireau’s sculptures form a balance between the organic and the geometric while playing with gravity and scale.


Growing up in Saskatchewan, Mireau developed a fascination with abandoned, broken farm machinery. Weed-buried wagon wheels, splintered wooden axles, and other often unidentifiable objects led to his imaginings of their former lives and functions. Signs of Life builds on the earthy, elemental themes of his earlier work and moves beyond, offering new perspectives on the tension between the manufactured and organic, the terrestrial and the celestial.


This exhibition of elemental sculptures comes to United Contemporary on the heels of his monumental solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, curated by Fynn Leitch:

Mireau was born in Saskatchewan and is currently based in Peterborough. His work is held in collections in Canada, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA.

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