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.

Curated by

Robin Metcalfe

Artists in the exhibition

Mathew Reichertz


Produced by Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax


Mathew Reichertz: Garbage

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