‘Timber’ at small town market gallery until March 15

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CHARLOTTETOWN – This town is small, P.E.I.’s only artist-run centre, is presenting “Timber,” a piece of artwork by Island artist Alexis Bulman, as the first jury selected, contemporary art exhibition at the small town market gallery, located in the Charlottetown Farmers Market on Belvedere Avenue.

“Timber,” artwork by Island artist, Alexis Bulman.

Bulman Operates an artistic practice based out of Charlottetown. Since graduation from university she has emerged in the Canadian art scene with solo and group exhibitions most notably with Art in the Open on P.E.I., Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Ontario, NSPP Studio 21 and the Anna LeonOwens Gallery in Nova Scotia.

She employs her interdisciplinary degree by creating mixed media two-dimensional bodies of work as well as site-specific installations, both of which play with concepts of construction/ deconstruction, and the nostalgia that accompanies the mending of fragile states.

When asked to describe the artwork “Timber,” she stated: “Timber is a two-piece installation designed for and inspired by the Charlottetown Farmers Market gallery space. The installation will showcase one material: wood, in two opposing physical states: firewood and store bought lumber. Using a minimalist approach of form following function, subjects of livelihood and social realities, ie. independently owned and locally produced versus chain operated industrial giants will be discussed.”

The small town market gallery is open during regular market hours, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be exhibiting contemporary artists from across Atlantic Canada on a seven-week cycle. All of the artists that have been selected to exhibit at the market gallery were selected through a jury process.

Although the location of the gallery may be unconventional, the small town market gallery is currently one of only two nationally recognized, professional, contemporary art gallery locations in P.E.I.

The small town market gallery is an initiative of this town is small inc. and the Charlottetown Farmers Market.

For more information visit www.thistownissmall.wordpress.com or email this town is small's executive director, Becka Viau at this.town.is.small@gmail.com.

Organizations: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Small

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Ontario, Nova Scotia Atlantic Canada P.E.I.

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