Niall McClelland is a Toronto-based artist with training in graphic design. His work draws heavily on the graphic languages and tribal significations of crests, logos and symbols. These are drawn from punk and metal subcultures as well as the historical and present politicized communities of Northern Ireland. His process of laborious mark-making—rooted in drawing— stands in stark contrast to the utilitarian nature of mechanical reproduction found in printing processes. Painstaking marks that make up large, often monochromatic fields, deliberately call up associations with protest, using a process that is contrastingly mundane.