On display from 23 June – 22 September
Reception Sunday 15 September 1pm
The Niagara Artists Centre continues its series of exhibitions in the Flea Market Gallery with a show by Niagara Falls collective, Brainkite Co. The installation consists of over eighty-five cardboard buildings, including typical architectural landmarks found in most city centres such as fire halls, libraries, and apartment buildings. Cardboard Cities was made possible through the efforts of twenty-four volunteers who have spent 500 hours over the last two years to create a model metropolis. The city’s stop at NAC’s Flea Market Gallery won’t curtail this miniature urban sprawl. More buildings are being constructed all the time–including at the exhibit’s closing reception on Sunday 15 September. Plans to have Cardboard Cities tour Ontario as parade float are in the works for 2014.
NAC has been presenting work in the Flea Market Gallery since October 2010. “We make no assumptions about where contemporary art can be found and who it is for,” says NAC’s Minister of Energy, Minds and Resources, Stephen Remus, “NAC works to make the ideas being shared through visual art available, even where you least expect”.
Brainkite Co. Artistic Solutions is a collection of artists that pride themselves on their motivation to create unique pieces. They’ve proudly executed over 1750 pieces of art for clients and have been written about in 30+ various publications.