Our resident artist Galen Brown has been working on a project for 20 years. Brown has concerns about our throwaway culture and has been compelled to create his own installations with the cast offs of our biggest holiday and time of wastage, Christmas. Carving back old Christmas trees he treats each in a different manner depending on his and it’s inclination. He first skins the trees and works on them painstakingly for days and weeks at a time, producing a totem-like artifact, which he hangs upside down.
The installation at St Mary’s Art Center is the product of 20 years of this train of thought and is in effect an upside down forest.
The show opened on the 3rd of May and runs until 25 June 2014.