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Plastic Bag Monument

  • Ignite Gallery 165 Augusta Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 2L4 Canada (map)

An exhibition of queer portraiture, floral installation, live tattooing and musical performance! Details below:

“Please join us opening night for Plastic Bag Monument, an exhibition of new work by Lee D'Angelo (RAT666TAT) and Bethany Rose Puttkemery, exploring plastic as a medium in thier new floral installation project.

The average life span of a plastic bag is a thousand years. The immensity of this installation - the sheer mass of this bag collection - encourages viewers to consider the implications of plastic consumption by viewing the amount of space in which three months of plastic bag consumption takes up. Artists Bethany Rose Puttkemery and Lee D’Angelo raise environmental questions through the construction of this plastic installation while also seeking to find beauty and new possibility from a material that this entirely problematic.

The tattoo performance by Lee (RAT666TAT) takes place inside the monument asking viewers to experience the installation as a participant. All of the funds collected will be donated towards an anti-pipeline organization. Unist’ot’en camp would be our our first choice, approval tbd. Tattoos will be by donation only.

A sound performance by ZOE will accompany the tattoo performance at different points through out the evening. More details about this coming soon. “