THREE WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT

Access Gallery presents The Everything Company’s first solo exhibition, Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right, a self-conscious inquiry into the constructs of landscape within the tradition of western aesthetics and the history of picture making. Combining elements of the members’ own photographic practices as well as a number of interests from the collaboration’s earliest moments – particularly their investigations into masculinity in a Canadian context – Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right queries the nature of aesthetic experience itself and the historically laden roles of painting and photography in the fabrication of that experience. Each of the three works that together comprise the exhibition is “wrong” in some way: purposefully scaled too large for the space of the gallery that contains them, they present viewers with hopelessly elaborate framing devices and viewing apparatuses, and make unavoidable the gap between artist, object and audience. With uneasy nods to the legacies of Friedrich, Bierstadt, Harris, Adams, Smithson and Wall, Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right offers both a challenge to and admission of complicity with these powerful and problematic traditions.

List of works

Best General View
Framing Lumber, Colour Transparency, Plexiglass, Florescent lights

Three Inch Harris
48" x 72" Lightjet print mounted on Diabond, Frame, Gold

Mastery, Projection, and Other Failures
44" x 55" Lightjet print mounted on Diabond