Mathew Reichertz: Garbage


Co-published by Conundrum Press, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery and CUAG

8" x 0.5" x 9.75"

48 pages



Featuring texts by Benjamin Woo and Robin Metcalfe

Garbage is a series of architectural-scale paintings by Mathew Reichertz that transform the art gallery into a comic book.

Taken together the paintings tell the story of neighbours in Halifax’s North End and a mysterious couch that shows up one morning on the narrator’s front curb. As the narrator confronts his neighbours, asking where it came from, he gains insight into their lives as well as his own.

Garbage collects these paintings into a graphic novel.