Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Opening: Ed Pien - Lost Souls

Although there isn't much information about this exhibition online, if you are in the greater Toronto area, I highly recommend checking out Ed Pien's Lost Souls at Birch Libralato Gallery.

Ed Pien was Born in Taiwan and migrated to Canada with his family at the age of eleven. His work - which encompasses paper-cut, installation, drawing and video, draws upon a rich combination of both Eastern and Western sources, marrying stories, crafts and traditions from his birthplace with that of contemporary European and North American influences.

One of Pien's water-jet cut metal sculptures has recently been selected by Art Toronto and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art to be commissioned for auction in support of MOCCA and its public programming. This sculpture will set the aesthetic for Art Toronto 2012, which runs from October 26th-29th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and will also be showcased in their 2012 Catalogue.
This is the fourth year Art Toronto and MOCCA have commissioned an artist to produce the Art Toronto MOCCA Benefit Edition.
The piece entitled Leap (2012) will be available for purchase on-site at the upcoming Art Toronto. Below is an image of the work as well as a link to an interview he recently did with Toronto's Artsync. 

Leap, 2012
12" x 21 ¾" x 1/8" inches; waterjet-cut metal; Multiple
Courtesy of the artist, Birch Libralato, Toronto and
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal.

Ed Pien
Lost Souls @ Birch Libralato

October 20th – November 24th
Opening reception Saturday October 20th 2–5 PM

Canoe, 2012
water-jet cut aluminum; painted, 38" x 59" x 1/2"

The Runner, 2012
water-jet cut aluminum; painted, 47" x 78 1/2"

Abandoned, 2012
ink on hand cut 3M reflective material mounted to Shoji paper, 30" x 36"

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