Leslie Leong

Challenged by technology

The Yukon Arts Centre opened two new exhibitions on Sept. 5. One showcases the work of Advanced Artist Award recipient Lillian Loponen, who visited Finland to create an experiential interpretation of that country’s national epic folklore tale, Kalevala. The story is the Finnish cornerstone of its people. The other show is Leslie Leong’s Ubiquitous, which seeks to …

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Evoking kintsugi

Whitehorse artist Leslie Leong applied for a residency at the Ted Harrison Artists Retreat to work towards a large show at the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery in the fall of 2019. But she had lots of other ideas to work through first, both larger and smaller. At the artists’ retreat, on Crag Lake, she was …

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Canada Day

Make the Most of Your Canada Day!

Summer sun brings with it loads of visitors to the various Yukon campgrounds, especially on the long weekends. Those folks joining the campers for the Canada Day long weekend will be missing out! On July 1, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday. The festivities, therefore, will be 150 times bigger than they have been in …

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The Insidious Computer

There’s no such thing as getting away from it all. Not when it comes to computer technology. Leslie Leong’s latest exhibit, Insidious, reiterates this in beautiful, if at times unsettling, ways. Known for her use of computer circuit boards in jewellery, Leong offers a broader, more provocative look at the pervasive nature of technology in her …

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A Shape-Shifting Artist

Leslie Leong moves like a hummingbird around Gallery 22. It is the opening night of her exhibit, SHIFT, and she is adjusting art, giving directions, answering questions – focused on the puzzle pieces that must come together just before a show is unveiled. People begin to arrive and move slowly about the room holding wine …

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