Barbara Meneley



Two Rivers Arts Gallery, Prince George BC

"I’ve dragged enough bloody trees out of the  bush in BC to build two to three million homes. But here comes the problem: Why is it I have to work all of my life just to own one of them?"
George Sawchuk - Canadian artist

The basic need for a comfortable home and a safe place to rest is common to all. House invites the viewer to consider relationships between work and housing. A line of wooden dwellings represent the industry and the countless homes built.

  At first glance the houses seem indistinguishable from one another, but upon closer inspection can be seen to possess unique features.  The distinctive characteristic revealed in each house highlights the individual in the industry, the indispensable human element, and speaks to the relationships between production and ownership.


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