Abundance

Gallery 1 / Gallery 2
Mar 6 - Apr 18

Curated by Tiffany Schofield

Join us for the opening reception of Abundance on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 6 pm. 

Abundance is a new project by Shellie Zhang featuring sculptural, photographic and installation-based works. The exhibition combines visual cues from imagery of plentiful fruit in produce advertisements and cultural rituals as a metaphor for the dreams and labour that extends across oceans and generations.  Abundance is a cyclical reflection on two actions: The artist’s relatives bringing her pieces of cut fruit in her youth, and her leaving fruit offerings at their graves.

The project is accompanied by Bulaklak, a performance for the camera by Maria Patricia Abuel. Abuel enacts a ritual of preparing and devouring 100 mango flowers, a fruit which grounds her in familial and cultural histories.  A personal meditation on matriarchal roles and sacrifices, the artist honours and reclaims the traditions she’s inherited.

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