- CUAG Downtown
Mathew Reichertz: Garbage
January 18 - April 3, 2016
Transforming the gallery into a comic strip, painting becomes an immersive, narrative experience in Reichertz’s architectural-scale series of panels.
With assemblages as large as 11 x 17 feet, the series tells the story of a conflict between the protagonist and his neighbours in a transitional North End Halifax neighbourhood.
Garbage alternates between everyday activities and exchanges between characters and imaginary scenes, between quiet reflection and explosive emotional reactions, and between light and dark in a manner reminiscent of film noir.
The exhibition expands the narrative dimension that has characterized Reichertz’s work into a new, psychologically charged realm that overlaps with popular printed matter.
Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery acknowledges Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Municipality of Halifax for their support of this touring exhibition.
Artists in the exhibition
Produced by Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax