空 / Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan

This exhibition focuses on the dialogue between the works of Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan (1919-1975). Lui was an accomplished brush painter in the traditional Chinese style. As he began to experiment, incorporating modern styles and techniques from Europe, he developed a fascination for Abstraction. He continued his interest in abstraction, while always retaining aspects of classical Chinese ink painting, which culminated in his landmark Zen paintings of the 1960s. Students will see these works in conjunction with Emily Carr’s charcoal drawings and forest paintings, examining the ways in which each artist expresses their sublime love of forests and nature.

Suited for: grades Grades 1-12

Capacity: 30 students

Duration: Two hours

Offered: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

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