Aug 30 - Nov 3 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anna Wong Art Exhibit Burnaby Art Gallery

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Add to Calendar 30-08-2018 19:00 03-11-2018 20:00 America/Toronto Anna Wong Art Exhibit Burnaby Art Gallery

Anna Wong is a significant Chinese-Canadian artist born and raised in Vancouver’s Chinatown, whose international career spanned seven decades. Full details 

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The Burnaby Art Gallery is excited to present Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads from August 31–November 3, 2018, a retrospective of master printmaker Anna Wong (1930–2013). Wong is a significant Chinese-Canadian artist born and raised in Vancouver’s Chinatown, whose international career spanned seven decades.
Examining Wong’s life between the West Coast of Canada and New York City, as well as extensive travel throughout China, this exhibition features over 70 original artworks, including a wide range of paintings, hand-pulled prints and large-scale textile pieces.

“Whether Wong was creating work in the city or in her isolated West Coast studio, she was always working with images in stark contrast from her present surroundings: establishing an ‘elsewhere’ through tableaus of fern and maple leaves while living in Manhattan; or through scenes of the Great Wall and Mount Gongga while making art in Vancouver. These works represent two parallel journeys of the self, and in this exhibition we have attempted to accompany her on these travels,” explain co-curators Ellen van Eijnsbergen and Jennifer Cane.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 7 pm Free, everyone welcome

Join us for the opening of Anna Wong’s Traveller on Two Roads at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception.

Curator’s Tour: Sunday, September 9, 2 pm Free, everyone welcome

Join curator Jennifer Cane on an in-depth tour of Anna Wong’s exhibition Traveller on Two Roads.

In the BAG Family Sundays: Sunday, September 16 & October 21, 1–4 pm Free drop-in, all ages welcome

Come and make art! Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. On September 16, learn all about nature prints and on October 21, explore Chinese brush painting.

Culture Days: Multilingual Tours of Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads Saturday, September 29, 1-4pm | Free, everyone welcomeJoin our knowledgeable guides for French, Mandarin, Cantonese and English tours of Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads. For tour registration and specific times, please call 604-297-4422.

Panel Discussion: The Art and Life of Anna Wong Sunday, September 30, 2pm | Free, everyone welcome

Join us for a moderated panel, including writers Zoë Chan, Keith Wallace and independent curator Steven Tong with Director/Curator Ellen van Eijnsbergen, focusing on the life and artistic practice of Anna Wong.

 

 

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