Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 10am-12pm
Location: SNAP Gallery and Printshop, 10572 115 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
Accessibility info: https://snapartists.com/accessibility-at-snap/
Join exhibiting artist Edward Fu-Chen Juan for an artist talk and demonstration, in conjunction with his exhibition Mending Roots! Edward will give a behind-the-scenes look at his unique art-making practice by demonstrating how he makes ink paste from plants, and will then silkscreen an image on paper. The first 30 minutes will be an artist talk about his exhibition work, following a one-hour artist demonstration. There will be room for questions and discussion.
Edward Fu-Chen Juan is a contemporary visual artist based in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. He identifies as a queer Taiwanese Canadian with ethnic roots from the Hakka and the Plains First Nation People of Taiwan. His art practice is printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from plant and insect ingredients. Presently, he has expanded his process to papermaking with unconventional plant fibres of significant cultural importance.
As a queer BIPOC person with indigenous ancestry, I am developing my art practice to cultivate a connection between traditional craftmanship and contemporary issues. I am continuing my research of plant material for printmaking and papermaking techniques, with the objective of creating a mind of ecologically sustainable art production. This concept is cultivated from my ongoing cultural exchanges with artists I previously worked with nationally and abroad.
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