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Brendan Tang has been chosen to participate in Ceramics Now at the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza (MIC) in Italy, as the only artist representing Canada. The museum celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Faenza Prize, recognizing excellence in ceramic art. This year 17 curators have chosen 53 artists from around the world to be included in the exhibition, June 30- October 7, 2018

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James Nizam, Thought Form (Fold), 2011 archival inkjet print 30 x 36" Edition of 5
James Nizam, Thought Form (Fold), 2011 archival inkjet print 30 x 36″ Edition of 5

An upcoming exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR, Diverse Voices, will be highlighting seven Vancouver artists whose process-oriented work shows technical experimentation and innovation, curated by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo. Among the seven artists chosen are James Nizam and Brendan Tang, alongside Diyan Achjadi, Mark De Long, Jeremy Hof, Angela Teng, and Howie Tsui.

Lafo writes on Diverse Voices: “Each artist’s work demonstrates a unique resonance with materiality, whether experimenting with the physicality of paint or clay or conceptualizing about how to create light forms as three-dimensional objects in space.”

The exhibition runs from July 19- September 1, with a panel discussion and opening reception on July 19. Click here to visit the website.

 

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Work by two of our represented artists, Brendan Tang and Clint Neufeld is currently on display as part of a large exhibition Fait Main/Hand Made at the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, QC (June 14-September 3, 2018). More than 40 Canadian artists are included in this exhibition which acts as a sweeping overview of contemporary output in Canada.

“Handicrafts, know-how and folklore come to the fore in contemporary art in this exhibition that dismantles the principles of hierarchy in art. Fait main / Hand Made presents these practices by exploring not only popular art, raw art and Pop Surrealism but also technology.” – MNBAQ website

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Exhibition Dates: July 7 – September 1, 2018

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Physis, 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches.
Fiona Ackerman, Physis, 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches.
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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.

Click here for a link to the podcast, and dive inside the mind of the artist.

Brendan Tang receiving the Mayor's Art Award 2017 / Photo by Sarah Race
Brendan Tang receiving the Mayor’s Art Award 2017 / Photo by Sarah Race
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Installation view, Burrard Arts Foundation
meatspace Installation view, Burrard Arts Foundation

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.

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Brendan Tang receives the Mayor's Art Award / Photo by Sarah Race
Brendan Tang receives the Mayor’s Art Award / Photo by Sarah Race

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:

  • Making significant contributions to their selected disciplines
  • Achieving or contributing to artistic excellence
  • Showing leadership and support to Vancouver’s diverse cultural communities in their careers

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, Manga Ormolu Ver. 5.0-s, 2016.

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.

Click here for the article in Architectural Digest

Click here for the article in Co. Design

Click here for the article in Vogue Magazine

Click here for the article in Wallpaper online magazine.

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The finalists work on display at Chamber Gallery
11 May 2017 - 14:16, by , in Artists Press, Gallery Jones News, Comments off

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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.”

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