At the Cultch Gallery


“The Transience of Value” collection at the Gallery at the Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre), Vancouver, May 30 – June 24, 2017.

Photos: ©Lena Tan, 2017

The Transience of Value: one more run

Non-Transferable #3

“The Transience of Value” collection is showing at The Gallery at the Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre), Vancouver.

“Works by Alex Forsyth, Shelley Rothenburger, and Lena Tan”
May 30 – June 24, 2017, opening May 31, 6-8 p.m.

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?