Join us for an evening with Lam Wong, Griffin Art Projects’ artist-in-residence!
Lam Wong presents his installation in the exhibition Person/ne at Griffin Art Projects, accompanied by a series of tea ceremony performances.
Wong is a contemporary artist, designer, and curator based in Vancouver. His interest is rooted in regional West Coast art history, with an emphasis on the evolution of painting and its avant-garde narrative. Wong’s approach blends Eastern philosophies and challenges the notion of painting. An immigrant from Hong Kong in the 1980s, he studied art history, design, and painting in B.C. and Alberta. Wong sees art making as an on-going spiritual practice, often focusing on the perception of reality, the meaning of art, and the relationships between time, memory and space. At Griffin Art Projects, Wong has created and performed his “間/ MA Trilogy”, a three-part series of tea ceremony performances taking place within the framework of the exhibition Person/ne. Wong has a family history with the art of tea for over 15 generations, and creates performances situation his art practice within traditions of Chinese-style tea ceremony (gongfu cha) and tea meditation.
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