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Identity and place explored in new art exhibition

Marigold Santos
Marigold Santos's large-scale paintings, such as 'encounter 2012,' explore notions of identity and place.
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A new art exhibition that focuses on storytelling through drawing opens Thursday night at Richmond Art Gallery.

ATTACHMENTS by Lucie Chan and Marigold Santos features drawings and paintings that explore identity and place, cultural attachment and loss. Chan’s drawings are derived from conversations with others, while Santos's large-scale paintings are inspired by her immigrant experience and Filipino folklore.

Chan is a Guyanese-Canadian artist and assistant professor at Emily Carr University. For ATTACHMENTS, Chan enlisted the help of others, often strangers, to collect stories.

Her methods involved placing an ad calling for participants, interviewing taxi drivers and living for a month in small town Portugal. These personal exchanges are embodied in her installations, comprising hundreds of small drawings pinned across the gallery walls.

The paintings in ATTACHMENTS come from the mind of Santos, a Montreal artist. Featured in some of her works is a frightening creature known as the asuang in Filipino folklore. This vampire-like creature severs her body from the waist up, hunting at night and returning to her lower half before morning.

The exhibition opening is Thursday, June 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. The public event includes a short tour led by the artists. The exhibition runs until Aug. 17.

The gallery, located inside the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Later this summer, artist Lucie Chan will present an Artist Talk on Thursday, July 24 at the gallery. The public event runs from 7 to 8 p.m.

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