Kai Chan : In Search of Paradise

Carpenter, J. R. and Quinton, Sarah and Chan, Kai. Kai Chan : In Search of Paradise. Cambridge, Ont.: The Library & Gallery, 1996.

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Abstract (English)

Quinton weaves quotes from conversations with the artist into her perceptions of his work, which lie somewhere between the tangible and the ineffable. For her, Chan’s use of materials, toothpicks clustered along thread nailed to the wall, creates an unstable plane that renders the familiar inexpressible and reinvents common practices and tasks, like collecting or weaving. Carpenter, like Quinton, finds Chan’s work to be deceptively simple. In his notes, Chan avers to the transformation of the energy of daily life into creativity, based on a notion of paradise that is uncertain but necessary. Biographical notes. 12 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Carpenter, J. R. (Author); Quinton, Sarah (Author); Chan, Kai (Artist); Chan, Kai (Author); Misner, Mary (Prefacer)
Dossier: 410 - CHAN, KAI
Collation: 32 p. : 13 ill. (9 col.) ; 28 x 19 cm
ISBN: 0969719590
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Cambridge, Ont.: The Library & Gallery
Artists: Chan, Kai
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 27 Oct. - 1 Dec. 1996, Cambridge Galleries (Queen's Square, Cambridge, Ont.).
Keywords: EVERYDAY MATERIAL; FIBRE ART; PAINTING; POSTMINIMALISM
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2003
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 21:51
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/15617
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