11 August 2017 6pm - 7pm
Summertime is for Members!
AFTER HOURS music and cocktails
Please join us on Friday 11 August for a one-hour mix by Shellie Zhang and a drink on the house with good company. This is your last chance to experience Katinka Bock’s exhibition before it closes. Refreshments will be served on the patio (weather permitting).
Not yet a member? To have access to this and future cocktail mixers, become an Associate Member starting at only 25 dollars | purchase at the door, or in advance on the join tab.
Memberships are valid for one full year from date of purchase.
Shellie Zhang is a Toronto-based artist, born in Beijing and raised in various parts of China, the United States, and Canada. She has exhibited at venues including WORKJAM (Beijing), Scope Art Fair (Switzerland) and Public House of Art (Netherlands). She is a recipient of grants such as the RBC Museum Emerging Professional Grant, the Toronto Arts Council’s Visual Projects grant, and the Canada Council’s Project Grant to Visual Artists. Upcoming projects include a residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario with EMILIA-AMALIA, a group exhibition at Gallery 44, the Creative Time Summit, and an ongoing year long peer mentorship program with Whippersnapper Gallery.
By uniting both past and present iconography with the techniques of mass communication, language and sign, Zhang’s work deconstructs notions of tradition, gender, identity, the body, and popular culture while calling attention to these subjects in the context and construction of a multicultural society. She is interested in exploring how multiculturalism, diversity and assimilation is implemented, how this relates to lived experiences, and how culture is learned/relearned.
Image: Shellie Zhang, Peace Offering (gif version), 2017