At the Britannia Art Gallery



Artist Trading Cards by Lena Tan
October 4 – 27, 2017
Britannia Art Gallery

Photos: Lena Tan, 2017



Artist Trading Cards
by Lena Tan
October 4 – 27, 2017
Opening Reception:
Wed., October 4th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Britannia Art Gallery (located in the library)
1661 Napier St., Vancouver, B.C.

Pictures from an Exhibition

The Transience of Value

April 24th to May 31st, 2015, in the Salon Shop at Gallery Gachet, an artist-run centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Photo credits: Graeme K. Nix and Gallery Gachet.

The Transience of Value

Gallery Gachet

Salon Shop exhibition: The Transience of Value by Lena Tan.


Opening reception: Friday, April 24th, 7.00 – 10.00 pm
Exhibition runs: April 24th – May 31st, 2015

Lena Tan carries forward forgotten traditions into a contemporary society that leaves a trail of increasingly obvious destruction behind it. Hand-worked lace, based on the pattern work of Irish women crocheting for survival through the Great Famine of the mid-19th century, meld with the flotsam of the daily commuter. Repurposed bus tickets & crochet become micro meditations on transit and transformation. Permanence fused on to transience. Can the invalidated be made valid again through art?