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Join us on Saturday, September 21, 7 PM at Conestoga Mall for the opening reception of Paul Chartrand's CO2 Sequestration via Trees. The reception can only be accessed by the King Street entrance doors beside Old Navy. All other entrance doors will be closed.

Paul Chartrand’s new work is an octagonal domed greenhouse, built to mirror the dramatic skylight directly above the main intersection of the mall. The greenhouse will be home to 2,600 silver maple seedlings, representing the number of trees necessary to nullify one individual's carbon footprint.

Following the exhibition, the seedlings will be distributed to Conestoga Mall customers for planting.

Paul Chartrand's C02 Sequestration via Trees is the second CAFKA project made possible by Conestoga Mall. For CAFKA.18 Conestoga Mall sponsored Negotiating +/- by Marcia Huyer. Thank you to Rhonda Richmond, Marketing Manager and Karl Ditoro, General Manager at Conestoga Mall for their support and encouragement and to Rex Lingwood and Whitefish Design.

For more information about Paul Chartrand and his work please visit the exhibition page.

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About the artist

Paul Chartrand Website+Portrait.jpgPaul Chartrand works with constructed habitats built from found objects and integrated living components. His projects include various mediums and practical methodologies but focus particularly on sculpture and drawing. Paul finds inspiration in the blurry definitions of culture and nature; intending for his work to foster dialogue regarding this problematic dichotomy. His influences include many artists, writers and philosophers dealing with environmental discourses such as Helen and Newton Harrison, Hans Haacke, Mary Mattingly, Martin Roth, Jane Bennett, Timothy Morton, Vanessa Watts and more. Paul completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in 2013 and his Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University for which he earned Ontario Graduate Scholarships and SSHRCfunding. He has exhibited at galleries including the Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines), Roadside Attractions (Toronto), XpaceCultural Centre (Toronto), Younger Than Beyonce Gallery (Toronto), Boarding House Gallery (Guelph), Artlaband Satellite Gallery (London), Idea Exchange (Cambridge), CAFKA (2016), Y+ Contemporary (Scarborough) and Main Squared Festival (Toronto).

This CAFKA project has been made possible with the generous support of Conestoga Mall, Rex Lingwood, and Whitefish Architecture. 

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