Shop

Ed Pien

Loading
Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
Free Admission
 
Icon

Ed Pien

Use left (←) and right (→) arrow keys or swipe gestures on a touch device to navigate image gallery.


This is a publication on Ed Pien’s two exhibitions Beyond Here, at The Contemporary Art Gallery and Transverser Vers at The Kamloops Art Gallery. Beyond Here, produced specifically for the Contemporary Art Gallery, was an installation that was both an inviting and unsettling experience. Transverser Vers, was a monumental installation that spoke to the unmediated narrative about the depths of memory and the corridors of fear.

Connect

>




Price

ˇ


$20.00

Quantity

Details

ˇ


Authors/Artists:
Ed Pien  
Robin Laurence  

ISBN:
0920751814  

more:
46  pages
10    colour illustrations
6.5 x 9.75 inches  
Perfect  

Published in Canada by Contemporary Art Gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery.

Icon

Related Exhibitions

Ed Pien has gained recognition for his large-scale works that extend traditional notions about drawing. He achieves this by developing gallery installations that retain the intimacy of the drawing process. For Beyond Here, Pien presented a large installation approximately seventy-five feet in length and consisted of ink on layers of Chinese paper and Japanese silk tissue. The translucent quality of the paper allows the drawings that lie beneath the surface to read as shadows, which intermingle with the more legible images on the surface. The contrast in scale between the expanse of paper, the large drawings, the small drawings, and the vibrantly coloured tunnels creates a dynamic relationship between the viewer and the work. One can perceive the piece as one entity or as a series of individual drawings.

In his work, Pien explores the concepts of fear and vulnerability through referencing both historical and contemporary events as well as combining Eastern and Western mythologies. In Beyond Here his drawings depict strange, hydridized creatures that are engaged in an imaginary journey that reads from left to right across the gallery walls. While not a formal narrative, the figures suggest a dream-like transformation from a state of conflict to one of liberation and self-empowerment. Pien’s work is both seductive and unsettling. While the paper offers an impression of softness and warmth, it is extremely fragile. The figures project sensuality in the way they are rendered, but are ambiguous in their interpretation.

MORE

Ed Pien - Beyond Here


Icon

Visit CAG

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 6R5

T 00 1 604 681 2700
F 00 1 604 683 2710

Gallery Hours
Tues – Sun 12 – 6 pm



  • Closed on British Columbia statutory holidays
  • The galleries are wheelchair accessible
  • The Gallery is free of charge
  • Suggested donation of $5


Reference Library



Icon

CAG Shop


Icon

Join/Give


Become a Member


The CAG is a not-for-profit reliant on member support. As a Member of the CAG, you are supporting contemporary art now and playing a role in its future.

Make a Donation


Help support the only free public art gallery in Vancouver.
Donate Now

Exhibition
Archive

01-14

top