Plastic Bag Monument


Plastic Bag Monument is a group exhibit exploring plastic bags as a creative medium. Photographer Wynne Neilly and florist Bethany Rose Puttkemery have utilized plastic material within their series of queer portraiture. The installation component has been completely sourced from the consumption of the artists over the past three months.
 

 
DateThursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Email

Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Location

165 Augusta Ave

Plastic Bag Monument is a group exhibit exploring plastic bags as a creative medium. Photographer Wynne Neilly and florist Bethany Rose Puttkemery have utilized plastic material within their series of queer portraiture. The installation component has been completely sourced from the consumption of the artists over the past three months.

The average life span of a plastic bag is a thousand years. The immensity of this installation - the sheer mass of this bag collection - encourages viewers to consider the implications of plastic consumption by viewing the amount of space in which three months of plastic bag consumption takes up. Artists Bethany Rose Puttkemery and Lee D’Angelo raise environmental questions through the construction of this plastic installation while also seeking to find beauty and new possibility from a material that this entirely problematic.

There will be an opening night tattoo performance by RAT666TAT. All of the funds collected will be donated to Unist’ot’en camp and tattoos will be by donation only.



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DateThursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Email

Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Website Location

165 Augusta Ave

Guest Series invites artists, designers and creative professionals who have a specialized practice or area of interest to come to OCADU and give a talk, hold a workshop, studio visits or participate in a class critique.
Please see the poster and description for full details. 
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OCAD U and the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre: Indigenous Education Speaker Series proudly present a public talk by Indigenous scholar and award-winning columnist, Dr. Niigaan Sinclair. Dr. Sinclair will be speaking about Anishnaabeg art and literature, bridging understandings towards reconciliation. November 22, 2019 1:30-3:00pm  OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Room 190 All are welcome!
OCAD U Graduate Students are invited for an intimate meet & greet with Indigenous scholar & award-winning columnist, Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, preceeded by a public talk. Friday, Nov. 22  Public Talk: 1:30-3:00pm 100 McCaul St., Room 190 Meet & Greet for Graduate Students: 3:00-4:00pm  100 McCaul St., Room 187
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Join the OCAD U CEAD, exhibition design firm Haley Sharpe Design, curator Michael Propkopow and artist/gamemaker Tommy Ting for an open conversation on the future of experience design in cultural spaces.   
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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Plastic Bag Monument is a group exhibit exploring plastic bags as a creative medium. Photographer Wynne Neilly and florist Bethany Rose Puttkemery have utilized plastic material within their series of queer portraiture. The installation component has been completely sourced from the consumption of the artists over the past three months.

The average life span of a plastic bag is a thousand years. The immensity of this installation - the sheer mass of this bag collection - encourages viewers to consider the implications of plastic consumption by viewing the amount of space in which three months of plastic bag consumption takes up. Artists Bethany Rose Puttkemery and Lee D’Angelo raise environmental questions through the construction of this plastic installation while also seeking to find beauty and new possibility from a material that this entirely problematic.

There will be an opening night tattoo performance by RAT666TAT. All of the funds collected will be donated to Unist’ot’en camp and tattoos will be by donation only.

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Ave
Email: 
Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca
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