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.
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?