this town is small inc., in partnership with Receiver Coffee Co., presents the first of our exhibition series at Receiver's Victoria Row location, a joint exhibition of drawings and text-based work:
Accumulations - drawings by Kevin Melanson
GO TO BED - text works by Average Height Collective
Kevin Melanson holds a BFA from Mount Allison. He says about his work, "My work and my life have always been centered around found objects and experiences. Some
people who know me well consider me to be a hoarder; I would never go that far in describing myself, but I will admit that I love collecting strange things and I have got a lot of things in my collection. Many of the things I collect are things that most people would see and then promptly leave on the ground where it probably belongs. I am interested in showing people that there is value in the things I am collecting by presenting them in ways that viewers normally would not see. Much of my recent work involves contour drawings of objects in order to create new collections which have the opportunity to generate visual interest in frequently overlooked objects."
Average Height Collective is an extension of the solo practices of Max Knechtel and Sandi Hartling, serving as an outlet for their ongoing conceptual collaborations.
Together the artists explore themes relating to the nature of art, work, effort, knowledge, and truth, while highlighting the often humourous elements of the mundane and everyday that are ripe for satirical examination and manipulation.
GO TO BED is a series of poster sized text-based works commanding the viewer’s attention and issuing a specific directive to follow. The directives are drawn from daily
life, presenting viewers with common words or phrases of advice, out of the context they are normally given in.
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