Madeline M. LeBlanc (B.1998 Edmonton, Alberta) is a playful artist, utilizing film, dress-up and painting. “It’s childish” has been used by the mature to demean validity. Fundamental to our existence and our capacity for playfulness, wonder and vulnerability - is at the heart of childishness. The child, unacknowledged, takes place in all seriousness at all levels of society. My work aims to question sophistication as a consequential force. I explore human emotion, humour and imagination to invite reconnection to the child inside of ourselves.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.