Family Opera Stills | Kira Wu
Family Opera Stills reaches into the tradition of Cantonese opera to invite curiosity and speculation. Is the artifice embraced by the camera a feature of suburban family life? Is our performance of shared heritage through Chinese opera make-up representative of our everyday lives, or a new fluid transcultural form performed in the spaces of suburbia?
Extra | Jay Cabalu
Extra is the debut solo exhibition of queer Filipino-Canadian artist, Jay Cabalu. In this exhibition Cabalu examines the many ways popular culture and media exploits and perpetuates the consumption of images. His obsessively detailed photo mashups depict images of celebrities, capitalism, political extremism and find a commonality in their excessive pursuits.
Momento Mori | SD Holman –
This exhibition of four backlit photographs with text is from a larger series documenting the home of artist Geoff McMurchy. After his untimely death in 2015, Holman spent four days sleeping in his bed and photographing his assemblages of everyday objects. Portraits of what is left after life, at once present and absent, lonely and glorifying, empty and full.
Pride in Chinatown MMXX
Pride in Chinatown MMXX was not only a bold gesture claiming Chinatown as a safe space for LGBTQ2+ people and allies, but was rebuttal against the recent acts of racist aggression and discrimination that included the wave of anti-Asian graffiti amplified by COVID-19.
Fold Unfold | Kira Wu
Working through these beliefs, Kira Wu explores questions surrounding her diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer. Why did I get cancer? What caused it? Why am I so unlucky, so unfortunate? In these photographs, Wu brings us in the state of unknowing, of asking questions with no answers.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru episode Surrey Art Gallery, On Main Gallery, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts Department collaborated to present a two-day symposium Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile.
Thru the Trapdoor
Thru The Trapdoor facilitated new imaginings that allowed both artists and the public to believe that anything was possible (if only for a brief moment). Together the participants created interdisciplinary, multi-sensory artworks that engaged viewers in both familiar and unexpected ways. Around every corner and down each hallway, re-configured rooms were filled with obvious and not so obvious interventions.
On Edge TV
A chronicle of 22 years of cutting edge contemporary art programming. On Edge’s mandate was to produce, present, promote art marginalized by its political, social or artistic form or content, in popular forms of media arts, multiples, publishing, videotapes, recording, live events, exhibitions, visiting artists.