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un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing

un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing shares stories embedded in the rituals attached to hair, such as acts of resistance and sacred reverence. Artists from across Canada—including Audie Murray, Becky Bair, Wally Dion, Clare Yow, Sharon Norwood, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Karin Jones, Baljit Singh, and Natasha Kianipour—offer reflections on how hair embodies the importance of culture. They celebrate and reveal their responses to an individual’s association with hair and its many manifestations.

I’m heartened to share that two brand new photographs and a related sculptural installation — from my ongoing project marking the centenary of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 — are included in the show, on view from January 20 – March 17, 2024.

Opening Reception & Artist Panel

On Friday, February 9 from 6:30 – 9 pm, celebrate Surrey Art Gallery’s winter exhibitions at an opening reception. Free and open to all.

I’ll be in attendance and participating in a panel discussion with fellow exhibiting artists Becky Bair and Wally Dion, with curator Suvi Bains. The evening will also include a poetry performance by Natasha Kianipour and music by DJ Hafiz. Join me!

Program Guide | Q&A

For Surrey Art Gallery’s Winter 2024 Program Guide, exhibition curator Suvi Bains and I spoke about my new works, including the significance of the queue hairstyle to Chinese labourers who immigrated to Canada and what inspired my artwork title, “Saffron coloured sons.”

Read more about the exhibition and my Q&A