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
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:
3:50pm – 4:10pm: Guests are
welcome to arrive and enter through Carrall St (right across SUCCESS Care
4:10pm – 4:20pm: Land
acknowledgement, speeches from artist and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese
Garden Executive Director Lorraine Lowe;
will follow the artist to the Hall of One Hundred Rivers to explore the exhibit
6:15: last entry time
Live music from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Carrall Street 578