Opening Reception: How To Be 57 | Friday 23 March
Everyone is invited to attend the Opening Reception of How To Be 57, an exhibition that marks the culmination of her month-long residency at KWAG. Her drawing-based installation practice focuses on such themes as cultural confusion, the transient nature of human connections, and shape-shifting identity. In her art practice, she often works one-on-one with members of the public to create a diverse range of works inspired by their stories.
Lucie Chan (b. Guyana) teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She holds a BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design and a MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University with a specialization in drawing. She has shown nationally in various group and solo exhibitions and has undertaken artist residencies at ARTerra in Lobão da Beira, Portugal; the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning, Nova Scotia; Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta; Museum London in London, Ontario; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and the Foreman Art Gallery in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In addition to receiving numerous provincial and national grants, she has been long-listed twice for the Sobey Art Award (2005, 2010).
Lucie Chan, Take Me Back (onde eu pertenço), 2015 (installation detail). Digital prints, watercolour and ink on paper, dimensions variable. © Lucie Chan. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.