Last chance to check out this art exhibit in Burlington

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Published November 23, 2022 at 12:15 pm

An art exhibit that aims to push back against foundational social systems will be on display at the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) for one more week.

The exhibit, called Know Your Place, has been on display since August and features work by artist, Sami Tsang.

According to AGB’s website, Tsang is a Toronto-based ceramic artist whose work “explores domestic encounters and private narratives borne out of the flux amidst two cultures – Chinese and Western.”

The exhibit features paintings and sculptural forms that aim to “become conductors for conversation, processing, and reflections that destabilize the roles within the complex, prescribed family hierarchy.”

According to the art gallery’s website, the works also act as narratives for personal trauma as well as the painful negotiation of building new relationships.

“Growing up as the youngest child of a conservative Hong Kong family, my voice was not welcomed,” said Tsang.

“The ability to speak soon faded away. I moved back to Canada at age 12, where the constant flux amidst Chinese and Western cultures created a series of traumatic issues. At 20, I began to resist my traditional role.”

The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 27, 2022.

The art gallery is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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