Waste Not, Want Not

Brent Lewin, Waste #8 - medium shot of mountain of mostly cardboard, 61 x 51 cm Giclée print, 2009

Brent Lewin, Installation view of Want Not, Waste Not in vitrines at Gallery 44

Waste Not, Want Not

Friday, October 23, 2009 to Saturday, November 28, 2009
Opening Reception:
October 23,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

The images in the series Want Not, Waste Not were photographed at various tipping floors and material recovery facilities in the greater Toronto area. They are simple images with a simple message: humans produce an enormous amount of waste, and it does not disappear when it leaves one’s front lawn.

Artist Biography: 

Brent Lewin is an award-winning, self-taught photographer whose work has been published in several magazines including National Geographic. In his series Waste Not, Want Not, Lewin is interested in consumption and how societies deal with the resulting waste.