Convenience stores in their various forms are not only commercial outlets of foodstuffs and sundry items but are also experiential in nature; the act of going to a convenience store is a culturally shared experience. In homage to these spaces, Cozy Mart is a public art installation and performance which recreates this shared experience in an idealized form. Based on do-it-yourself culture, appropriation of public space, and artistic traditions of sculpture and printmaking, Cozy Mart invites interaction with art outside of the traditional gallery space and capitalizes on alternative methods of art distribution.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Art
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Edvalson, Eric John, "Cozy Mart: Convenient Aesthetics" (2017). All Theses and Dissertations. 6207.
relational aesthetics, performance art, installation, sculpture, printmaking, do-it-yourself, social practice