Cultural Debris – A Flea Market Art Exhibit
Presented by the Niagara Artists Centre
At the Factory Outlet Flea Market
46 Turner Crescent, St. Catharines
Opening Reception Sunday 15 May at 1pm
Open every Sunday until 9 am – 4 pm
The Niagara Artists Centre continues its series of exhibitions in a satellite flea market gallery with a show by Port Colborne artist Doug Carter. Called Cultural Debris, the exhibit is a collection of new work that Carter has created by manipulating and assembling objects he has found in Niagara’s largest emporium of cast-off goods, the Factory Outlet Flea Market. As he explains, “it’s a veritable archaeological dig into the past several decades of Western pop culture”. Carter’s exhibit responds to a range of considerations including the waste generated by a throw-away society of material consumerists as well as the redolence and nostalgia that lost objects hold.
NAC has been presenting work in the Flea Market Gallery since October 2010. “There are all sorts of assumptions about who contemporary art is for and where it should be found,” says NAC’s Minister of Energy Minds and Resources, Stephen Remus, “we work to make the exciting ideas being shared through visual art available to everyone in places you wouldn’t expect”.
Find the Flea Market Gallery inside the flea market at the corner of Elm & Wall Streets.