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OPENING | Brendan Tang | Lucien Durey
January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us Thursday, January 11 for the opening of two new shows: ‘meatspace’, by BAF Resident Artist Brendan Tang, and ‘Paraphernalia’, from Lucien Durey.
In combination with this exhibition, two free gallery tour dates and a special artist performance from Lucien Durey will also be held.
Gallery Tours, January 13 & February 13:
Artist Performance, January 18 7PM:
Known for his striking ceramic work, Vancouver-based artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang ventures into unfamiliar territory with his new installation-based exhibition meatspace. The result of Tang’s three-month residency at BAF, meatspace revolves around a series of sculptures rendered in seemingly random configurations of geometric pieces of black foam core and strips of wood. These asymmetrical, abstract sculptures formally evoke everything from architectural scaffolding, metro maps, and cell networks to rhizomes, skeletal systems, and structural formulae for complex molecules.
To create the two installations conceived for his exhibition at BAF, Durey recasts and reconfigures a selection of disparate objects from his personal collection—a chaotic, ongoing accumulation of seemingly negligible things, many acquired years ago, others more recently. He developed a trio of chromogenic prints, titled ‘Leaving’ (2016), from a curled strip of 35mm negatives that he discovered streetside. They feature three perspectives of a windowed house surrounded by a field of green grass and trees. Scarred and pocked by dirt particles, the damaged negatives have produced highly saturated, almost painterly photographs. Occupied by retro lamps and vintage furniture, Parlor (2017) comprises a dimly lit living room punctuated by objects of particular significance for Durey: a shabby pillow, a crooked lampstand, the faintly green glass of shattered car windows.