Vancouver events: Which Can Be Seen Only If You Should Stop – Part I, an exhibition of new paintings by Mira Song. March 21 – April 5 2014.
Song combines both natural and artificial landscapes to create imagined worlds coloured by childhood memories of place, both real and fantasized. Her work is informed by her memories as a child in Seoul, Korea, in which entire worlds could be constructed within everyday objects. For Song, a tea pot or a bonsai tree could take on a life of its own, providing an escape from the chaos of the city.
Drawing on a conceptual blueprint of an urban garden, a space both ‘natural’ and designed, Song constructs playful environments with disorienting scale. Elaborating on her MFA project, Things Which Can Be Seen Only If You Should Stop, this series presents microscopic views of imagined environments which function as the antidote to a restless mind.
Mira Song holds a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a Certificate in Garden Design from UBC and a BFA from Korea National University in Seoul, Korea. Recent exhibitions include Front Lines, Leo Koo Gallery, Vancouver, Cut and Paste, Project Gallery, Toronto, In This Together, Access Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver, and Particle Collison, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver. This series will also be exhibited at Kunstdoc Gallery, Seoul, Korea in April 2014.
The show opens on Friday, March 21, and runs until April 5. The gallery is open Thursday–Saturday 1–4 PM.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!
Positive Negative is an artist-run gallery and space located in Vancouver, Canada that holds monthly shows showcasing local and international artists and designers.
They are interested in creating concise, cohesive shows.
Positive Negative gallery has been voted by Georgia Straight as one of the “Best New Indie Galleries.”