The most collected American contemporary figurative bronze sculptor at work today, Richard MacDonald is at once both passionately devoted to his art and possessed with a rare talent for creating sensitive and moving images that touch the heart of the viewer. It was during this Cinema Architectonica commission that he also began in earnest his personal exploration of the “human theatre” through the creation of several series, each comprised of rich and varied images dramatically convey MacDonald’s sense of the strength, energy, and passion of mankind.
In 1985 the artist was sought out to create a monumental sculpture celebrating the history of film for MGM’s corporate headquarters in California. Soon after the piece was selected by the National Sculpture Society for their Annual Exhibition in New York City. Positioned just opposite the BMO lecture theatre, the work acts greets all those going through the south doors of the business school. It is fitting reminder of the relationship of its donor, Bruce Mallen, who spent twenty-five years as a student, faculty member and an administrator in what was then , the Faculty of Commerce, before moving on to a successful career in the film industry.