Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is pleased to announce the official opening of Luminous Garden, the third art exhibition organized and presented by Lam Wong during his year-long artist residency at the Garden and also one of this year’s Interconnected exhibitions.
The exhibition features a collection of garden photography by Glenn Lewis and Lam Wong, coupled with ceramic tea ware by Lewis, a Canadian cross-disciplinary contemporary artist, recipient of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts in 2017.
“Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is thrilled to welcome back our artist in residence Lam Wong for his third show Luminous Garden, in collaboration with renowned artist Glenn Lewis. This exhibition celebrates the spiritual oasis that a garden creates, and at a time when our lives are more stressful than ever, we are honoured to be able to share this sense of peace and tranquillity with our visitors, partners, and community.” explains Martha Nelson, Marketing and Visitor Experience Manager at the Garden.
For many years Glenn Lewis has traveled all over the world to photograph gardens. His interest in different traditions of these sanctuaries’ design, gates, pathways, entrances and motifs infuse and inspires his ceramic work, forming a dialogue between his pottery and his photography. Lam Wong has similarly long explored and photographed the phenomenon of “dancing light” in both gardens and natural settings. Wong has sought to express the communion of peaceful mind and subtly shimmering sunlight – an experience of illuminated refection expressed in the single Japanese word Komorebi 木漏れ日.
“Luminous Garden investigates the concept of the garden as a sanctuary for spiritual growth: a place to connect to nature and arouse enlightenment through contemplation and meditation.” adds visual artist and curator Lam Wong.
Luminous Garden exhibit is opened Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm.