• Exhibition banner for Consumed Consequences by Dana Edmonds. Text overlaid on a brightly coloured self-portait painting of Dana sitting crosslegged in a messy pile of clothes and consumable goods.

    Thursday, June 27, 2024 to Saturday, July 27, 2024

    In-person Vernissage: Thursday June 27, 6:00-8:00 PM
    Artist talk (online): Wednesday July 24, 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Zoom registration link

     

    Consumed Consequences by Dana Edmonds reveals the detrimental effects of over-consumption, mainly fast fashion, on mental health and the climate crisis. 

    In this solo exhibition of oil paintings, screen prints, digital media, and video, Dana explores over-consumption and its connection to cognitive dissonance – a psychological tension that arises when our beliefs clash with our consumption habits. While we acknowledge the negative impacts on mental well-being, social relations, and the environment, abundance and convenience complicate our response. Consumed Consequences analyzes the vicious cycle of over-consumption, particularly in fast fashion, and its impact on human psychology and the environment. Through autobiographical oil paintings, Dana personalizes the narrative and prompts empathy and self-reflection, urging viewers to confront their own cognitive dissonance. The tension between beauty and destruction, abundance and waste, pleasure and guilt illustrate our complex relationship with over-consumption. Ultimately, Dana seeks to foster a deeper understanding of the psychological factors fueling consumer culture and the barriers to sustainable living. 

    Dana acknowledges support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec - Montréal, Conseil des arts de Montréal, and Canada Council for the Arts. 

     

    Visiting the Gallery 

    No registration required 
    We ask all visitors to self-test for COVID prior to arriving.  If you or anyone in your household has COVID or flu symptoms, please stay home.

    Mask Days 

    Saturday July 6 & 20 
    Masks will be mandatory for G101 staff and all visitors on these two days.  
    We have plenty of KN-95 masks in three different sizes available for free by the gallery entrance. 

    Accessibility 

    G101’s front entrance door is at grade and is power-operated. 
    The gallery is accessible on both of its floors.
    We have three gender-neutral washrooms, with an accessible washroom on the ground floor. 

     

    Gallery Hours

    Gallery 101 is open Tuesday - Saturday 
    1:00 - 5:00 PM 
    (Closed Saturday, June 29 for the statutory holiday weekend)