The General Store: Ben Evely And Nahanni Mckay

Ben Evely and Nahanni McKay, Gopher in a Can, 2023.

The General Store: Ben Evely And Nahanni Mckay

Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC - To Apr 14

by Robin Laurence

From their hometown of Banff – an international tourist destination located in the most visited national park in the country – Ben Evely and Nahanni McKay gained a thorough understanding of the ways in which the natural world can be exploited and commodified. Their collaborative mixed-media installation presents us with a humorously deconstructive array of faux souvenirs, including postcards, keychains, magnets, mugs, ashtrays and a taxidermy “gopher in a can.” Natural images meet unnatural objects.

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