Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
Behind the Dumpster
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Behind the Dumpster

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47” x 35” x 1.5” (diptych)
Acrylic, ink, flashe, pastel on canvas
2022

 

Behind the dumpster where the servers gather to scroll Instagram. Where the cigarettes get lit, inhaled, and flicked into the alley while the last exhale of smoke travels back into the kitchen at the end of the break.

Behind the dumpster, where no one bothers to paint over the graffiti, where scraps of garbage get left on the ground, where the mice scurry and the cockroaches hide.

Behind the dumpster, on the other side of the alley, where the ocean meets the sand, the sunset bathes the beach in a golden light.

Behind the dumpster is the shortcut from the street to the beach, a path of saving grace for the blistered feet at the end of the night.

Two worlds divided by a massive bin of trash.

 

 

This collection of paintings inspired by Art Week in Miami explores themes of class division, and the palpable cultural differences that exist within one city (that ironically seems to have its own sense of cultural identity that seems highly influenced by the working class). This collection also explores the theme of art, and what is considered to be art according to the viewer (ie: graffiti vs. abstract art, landscape photography vs. landscape painting, photojournalism vs. portraiture). 

 

More info about this product:

This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on 1.5" thick gallery stretchers. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with an artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information.

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.

*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world. Frame not included.