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16 May - 27 June 2009

Ed Pien: Treacherous Lines


 

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Ed Pien’s second solo exhibition at Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain entitled Treacherous Lines, consists of a new body of work that includes paper cuts, drawings and an installation of a rope-grid corridor created through a network of tied knots.

By means of the brutality and beauty of line, Pien continues to explore themes of transformation, the monstrous other, and what Lee Henderson has termed, “the poetry of unreason,” across all three media. No aspect can be taken for granted: each work builds upon the other, weaving a rich and complex experience.

In Corridor space is manipulated while lines, in the form of ropes are intertwined and knotted to create complex relationships. This new work alludes to a sense of the body and other organic systems and plays off Pien’s drawings. The drawings shown in the Treacherous Lines exhibition continue the artist’s exploration and celebration of the other, the grotesque and other-worldly, while maintaining a distinctive investigation of mark making in a confident and unhindered drawing process. Pien’s paper-cuts continue to grow in complexity and emanate energetic wonder and mystery. They have a unique conversation with both the knot-works and the drawings.


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Ed Pien was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Canada when he was 11 years old. He received his Master of Fine Arts from York University in 1984. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, in venues that include The Drawing Centre, New York; La Biennale de Montréal; W139, Amsterdam;
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; and the Goethe Institute, Berlin. His work is in the collections of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, Costa Rica, Museum London, the Weatherspoon Art Museum and University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.


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WORKS FOR SALE
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PAPER CUTS

Remembering the Past, Present and Future

Remembering the Past, Present and Future
2008
ink on 3M reflector and shoji paper cut
259 x 365 cm (102" x 144")

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The Arrival of Spring

The Arrival of Spring
2009
ink cut on shoji paper
146 x 193,5 cm (57.5" x 76.25")
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The Care Taker

The Care Taker
2009
ink on cut 3M reflector film laminated onto Shoji paper
132 x 183.5 cm (52" x 72.5")

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Mystery Upon Mystery   Safe Haven

Mystery Upon Mystery
2009
ink on cut 3M reflector film laminated onto Shoji paper
96.5 x 122 cm (38" x 48")

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Safe Haven
2009
ink on cut 3M reflector film laminated onto Shoji paper
96.5 x 122 cm (38" x 48")

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DRAWINGS

The Offering

The Offering
2009
ink and Flashe on paper
152.5 x 171.5 cm (60" x 67.5")

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First Contact

First Contact
2009
ink and Flashe on paper
125.75 x 162.5 cm (49" x 64")

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Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures
2009
ink and Flashe on paper
82.5 x 147.5 cm (32.5" x 58")





INSTALLATION

Words take on a life of their own

Corridor
2009
rope and hardware
two panels, each approx. 275 x 610 cm (9' x 20')





VIEWS OF THE SHOW
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LINKS

Inventory of other works available by Ed Pien

Mario Cloutier. "Les expositions en 2009." La Presse 12 December 2009 (in French)
Zoè Chan. "Ed Pien: Drawing in Many Forms." Canadian Art (online) 27 August 2009 (review)
Marie-Ève Charron. "Eaux troubles." Le Devoir 20 June 2009 (in French)
Mario Cloutier. "Nouer l'ombre à la lumière." La Presse 16 May 2009 (in French)
Mike Landry."Treacherous LInes." Things of Desire (blog) 14 May 2009
The official website of Ed Pien
Ed Pien's artist page on PFOAC website




ARTIST'S C.V.
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