Intangible Thread Part Two – Public Opening, Apr 8
April 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
For Artist in residence Xiangmei Su second art exhibit of the year, we are delighted to announce Intangible Thread – Part Two, which continues to explore and navigate the complexity of identity while creating a new format and meaning of weaving on canvases, officially opens to the public from April 8, 2022 to June, 26, 2022.
The occupation of weaving as one of the important traditional industries in Suzhou was passed on from generations. She applies this tradition into her contemporary art practice, creating a new format and meaning of weaving on canvases.
“In part one, I mainly used paintings to document my family stories and my experience as a new immigrant in Canada.” says Su. “In part two, I use thread and pins to create 3D art works on Canvas. The occupation of weaving as one of the important traditional technologies and methods in Suzhou was passed on from my grandma and mum to me.”
Her nineteen artworks presented in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, modelled after the traditional Suzhou Garden, brings the new possibilities and connection between two different cultures and two different regions.
The program will be as follows:
4:50pm – 6:15pm: Guests are welcome to arrive and enter through Carrall St (right across SUCCESS Care Home), enter the Garden and explore Hall of One Hundred Rivers where the exhibit sits
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Guzheng performance by Joyce Tan
6:15pm: last entry time
7:00pm: event ends
Drinks and small appetizers will be served throughout the event and can be purchased on site.
This exhibition is held on traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples