Sunday, September 29, 2013

Graham Ereaux at Xchanges Gallery

Graham Ereaux's Walls of Utopia depict the remnants of the consumerist landscape when the act of consuming and the presence of people is removed. At night and without the consumer, malls become empty neon shells, parking lots become endless voids of concrete, and streets that once lead consumption from one place to the next end up as a tangle of dry asphalt veins. By photographing these landscapes, this work aims to encourage people to think critically about consumerism and its emotional, social and geographical potential.

Ereaux is a photographer located between Sackville, New Brunswick, and Salt Spring Island, BC. He uses large and medium format photography to explore socio-physical landscapes ranging from North America consumerist utopias to local seniors among his community. He is recognized by the Magenta Foundation, one of Canada's leading photographic publicists, as an emerging name in 2013.

Opening reception October 4th 7-9pm
Exhibition continues to October 27th, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm

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