In his new exhibition “For the Land and Its Memories”, Edward Fu-Chen Juan is returning to his roots to advocate for the importance of environmental conservation in this contemporary time.
Utilizing native plants of British Columbia for printmaking and papermaking, Edward Fu-Chen Juan’s work reflects a two-year exploration of the culture bridge between his Taiwanese indigenous identity and his Canadian immigrant experience. The exhibition includes three components, a series of calligraphy prints each depicting a single native plant of Canada; a series of “paper money” 金紙, spirit money traditionally burned at temples to memorialize ancestors or passed loved one; and lastly, a continuation of his collaborative experiment with a lantern artisanal intergenerational family in Taiwan.
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.
The PoMoArts gallery is open daily for visitors with COVID-19 protocols in place to protect visitors and staff. Gallery exhibitions are also viewable on the PoMoArts website, allowing the public to still view the artwork even if they are unable to visit the gallery in person. The Opening Reception and artist talks for our exhibitions are held as a live stream to PoMoArts Facebook page. The public is invited to tune in virtually to meet the artists and learn more about the exhibition.
Artist Talk & Tour with Edward Fu-Chen Juan
Thursday March 3rd, 7:15pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/307077747928556/