Two new exhibits scheduled for Burlington Art Gallery this month


Published August 15, 2022 at 10:51 am

A pair of new shows are opening at The Art Gallery of Burlington before the end of the month.

First up is Noni Kaur’s, ਨਜਰ ਨਾ ਲੱਗੇ/Nazar na lage/Knock on wood.

The rangoli exhibit from the award-winning artist will run from tomorrow, Aug. 16, to Jan. 14

Rangoli originated in India and is a cultural practice in which coloured powders are used to decorate floors and flat surfaces to celebrate auspicious occasions.

Rangoli is traditionally made from powder pigments, flowers, rice or sand. Kaur, however, uses a nearly year-long process to prepare her hand-dyed, desiccated coconut.

Her unique, site-specific and multi sensory installations bridge gaps between gender, culture, the body, and the non-human world. Over the course of the exhibit the desiccated coconut slowly decays, and becomes a mirror for the cycle of life, death, and return to the earth.

The second installation is from ceramic artist, Sami Tsang, who will be presenting her clay works from Aug. 27 to Nov. 26 in her exhibit, Know Your Place.

Tsang’s pieces range in size, style and shape and are known for their unconventional design. Her creations have recently been in the spotlight as Tsang is currently the 2022 Harbourfront Centre Artist-in-Residence for ceramics and the recipient of the 2019 Gardiner Museum Prize.

Her works unfurl narratives of personal trauma as well as her journey of reconciling Chinese and Western cultures. Tsang’s paintings and sculptural forms become conductors for conversation, processing, and reflections that destabilize the defined gender and birth order roles she was prescribed as a child.

The Art Gallery of Burlington is located at 1333 Lakeshore Rd. For more information about all exhibits, visit their website.

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