Brendan Tang’s joint exhibition with Sonny Assu, “Ready Player Two,” is on display at the Yukon Arts Centre March 8 – May 26, 2018, along with work by Whitehorse-based artist Mark Preston. “Ready Player Two” combines elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture.
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In January, Brendan Tang was interviewed by Claire Scherzinger for her podcast Overly Dedicated, a series featuring artists in Canada. In their 45-minute conversation, Scherzinger and Tang cover everything from Tang’s practice with ceramics to his interests in boardgames and science fiction.
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On January 11th, Brendan Lee Satish Tang opened a new exhibition titled meatspace at the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) Gallery in Vancouver following his residency as the Winter 2017 Resident Artist. The exhibition will be open from January 11 – March 10, 2018.
According to the BAF Insider blog, Tang took advantage of the residency to continue his work in “re-situating motifs from the decorative arts into new contexts”. His initial inspiration was the curvilinear cloud motif found in Chinese ceramics and scroll paintings, reminiscent of the French Nouveau style.
The show is described as an “experimental installation that imagines these cloud forms in three dimensions, modified with technological elements.”
Brendan Tang was recently featured on CBC Arts: The Exhibitionists. You can view the video and article by clicking here.
Congratulations to Brendan Tang, who has received the Mayor’s Arts Award for Craft and Design in Vancouver for 2017. The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize 25 of the “best and brightest” creative minds in the city, in a broad range of artistic disciplines from visual to culinary and literary arts. Honourees receive a cash award and are selected for:
On October 11th, 2017, Brendan Tang and the other honourees and selected emerging artists were presented their award by Mayor Gregor Robertson at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver.
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Brendan Lee Satish Tang has been mentioned in recent press as a finalist for the Spanish fashion house Leowe’s inaugural Craft Prize, an award recognizing expert craftmanship from around the world. Tang’s work, along with the other finalists, is currently on display at New York Chamber gallery.
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Work by Brendan Tang is featured in an upcoming exhibition Ready Player Two (May 25-September 3, 2017) at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotford, BC. The exhibition presents collaborative and independent works by Brendan Tang alongside interdisciplinary artist Sonny Assu, combining elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how the forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture.
The Reach Gallery Museum describes the artistic interplay between the two artists in Ready Player Two as they address the activities of adolescence:
“In their individual practices, Tang and Assu frequently negotiate the material and conceptual dynamics of culture and ethnicity. Informed by their mixed-race backgrounds and experiences of Canadian life in the 1980s and 1990s, for this exhibition the artists bring together found objects, selections from previous bodies of work, and new collaborative pieces to create immersive spaces that evoke the adolescent sanctuaries of their time: the basement, the arcade, and the comic book store.”
The Blue and White exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston runs from February 20th through to July 14th, 2013. For additonal information on the group exhibition read here: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/new-blue-and-white
The Surrey Art Gallery currently has three diverse shows exploring the fine tradition of ceramics in- conjunction with video, photography & new technologies. The Future is Already Here, combines the work of Alex McLeod & Brendan Tang & is guest curated by Rachel Lafo. Ornamentalism, features Clint Neufeld & Dirk Staschke. Beyond the Vessel’s Edge displays ceramics from their permanent collection.
The exhibition will run until March 24th. Check out video from the opening reception here!