Get ready for the next installment of our popular
Art House Café Lecture Series!
Join us Friday, March 17 for Paul Chartrand, as he presents: Communication Breakdown: The Problematic Ethics of Early Land and Earth Art
Admission is FREE and all are welcome.
Read about Paul below!
Paul's primary motivation is to contribute to the evolving field of environmental art and to encourage discussion around often polemical environmental issues in Canada, such as ecological fragmentation and the ethics of agricultural production.
Paul engages these issues through the construction of sculptural support apparatuses built from carefully chosen and assembled objects, which he then populates with living flora and fauna. Repurposing objects as habitats and conceptual support systems subverts and re-contextualizes them as players in functioning ecosystems. He considers the plants and other natural elements as having agency of their own; shown through their power to change the appearance and effect of the work.