The exhibition is part of an ongoing series of installations the artist refers to as ideas, where preferential treatment is given to thoughts and experience, with objects playing a more subservient, descriptive role. The specific theme adopted for this particular exhibition is progress. For some time now the artist has been working on art that is both impermanent and participatory in nature. This exhibition is constructed of scraps of paper, shoeboxes, envelopes, and baggies containing various objects. All work assembled in the gallery prior to the opening, and deconstructed after the show is over.
Charles Cousins studied at the University of Saskachewan from 1980 to 1986 before relocating to Calgary. He has shown in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Regina, and Ottawa.