Mao Projects -Art Collaboration
by Mao Chen and Chris Savage 

Drawing inspiration from art + craft histories and our own cultural backgrounds we present an installation of ceramic works that examine cross-cultural communication through the narrative form. Referencing classical ceramic forms, ornamental and pop cultural symbols, combined with an abstract painterly application of many layers of glaze, the works provide a pluralistic vision indicative of our individual and shared experiences. We utilize fragmented images and bright blending colour palates that interest us in their ability to convey visual information and present potential narrative meaning through themes of time, greed, sharing and growth. The blending together of these references, we feel, re-contextualizes the fragments we draw upon from the past, adding depth to the narratives while resisting a singular didactic interpretation.

Artists in Residency at CASA Lethbridge 
SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 8

ARTIST TALK: SEPTEMBER 20/22 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm MST

OPEN HOUSE ON ROTARY SQUARE KIOSK: September 23-25/22

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