Gallery Opening at Tidal Art Centre
This is a gallery opening for Edward Fu-Chen Juan and his mentor Brigitte Potter-Mael's collaborative exhibition at the Tidal Art Centre in Lund, BC. They will showcase their one-month long residency artworks with foraged local plant of monotype, wood relief itaglio, and silkscreen printmaking. In coordination with COVID-19 guidelines, please RSVP ahead of the attendance. There will be limited complimentary beverage with participants bringing their own drink ware. The gallery will assign specific time for each participant. Facial mask wearing is required.
This event is free.
Edward Fu-Chen Juan
Edward’s art practice is silkscreen printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from natural ingredients. He is taking endemic flora of chosen region, and extract colour to create ink paste use for silkscreen printmaking. The art works are inspired and limited by the biodiversity of the environment. The process was developed through his cultivation of an ongoing cultural exchange with artisans he has previously worked with in Oaxaca, Mexico. The knowledge of colour extraction was shared with him to merge with his contemporarily printmaking process. It aligns with his passion as a nature lover and appreciation of traditional craftsmanship. Currently Edward resides and works in Vancouver, BC Canada. Brigitte Potter-Mael: I Iive and work in Canada since 1977. My academic training includes printmaking (Judy Garfin, Robert Bigelow), drawing (Landon MacKenzie, Francois Dery) and multi-media (Irene Whittome) at Concordia University, Montreal (BFA 1983). Additional professional development spans over diverse participations in seminars that included: Women, Life and the Planet, Simon Fraser University; the “Social Sculpture Colloquium" (dialogues about the ideas and works of Joseph Beuys) at the Goethe Institute Glasgow; Participant Program and the Leighton Artist Colony at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff; and "learning about medicinal plants", at Isula, Biological Reserve, Amazon, Peru. Grants and stipends from public and government institutions have supported many of my projects: the Rosa Luxemburg Institute Berlin; the Canada Council for the Arts Ottawa; the Ministry of cultural Affairs Quebec; the Banff Centre for the Arts; the Goethe Institute Vancouver; the Kulturamt Dresden; the Altos de Chavon Artist Colony, Dominican Republic. Since 1984, my work has been shown in solo- and group-exhibitions in Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Poland, Japan and the USA. It can be found in public collections such as the Canada Council for the Arts Ottawa, the Ministry of cultural Affairs Quebec, the Camosun College in Victoria, the University of British Columbia, the Malaspina Printmakers Society Archives in Vancouver, the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff, the Esperanza Gallery and Concordia University in Montreal, the Kulturamt in Dresden, the Pinacoteca Vitulano in Italy, and private collections in Canada and abroad.
9971 Finn Bay Road
Edward Fu-Chen Juanedwardjuan@gmail.com
Mandarin, German, Italian, English
This event has gender-neutral washrooms, and is wheelchair accessible.