Trash Talk - University of Lethbridge
October 21 – December 23, 2016
Helen Christou Gallery
Reception: October 27, 4 – 6 pm
Artists: Maria Madacky with M.E.D.I.U.M.
Curated by Josephine Mills
Local artist Maria Madacky, in connection with the University of Lethbridge’s Facilities, sketched at recycling sites on campus and discussed issues related to waste reduction and processing during the summer. The University of Lethbridge recently implemented composting and expanded recycling while Lethbridge’s city council recently voted to turn down curbside recycling and thus there has been active discussion amongst city residents and on campus about waste disposal and alternative options. Her goal is to engage users of the site in discussion about issues related to garbage disposal, recycling, and sustainability. The exhibition will include drawings, photographs, documentation, and small sculpture related to the process and results of her project. As well, she will produce an on campus engagement activity in relation to the newly instituted composting and recycling access on campus.