September 11 – October 20, 2019
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9
Student & Alumni Gallery
Opening Reception: September 11, 6-9pm
Exhibition Tours Available at 2:30pm Daily
In the uncharted corners of my mind live the memories of the first five years of my life in Xi’an, China. Although Toronto has been home for most of my twenty-five years, Xi’an was where everything started. The memories of that time are as clear as they are nebulous, distinctly my own, but of a different lifetime. Having grown up very much embracing my Canadian identity, I’ve found my connection to my Chinese culture growing thin. This lack of connection I felt lead me to question what my responsibilities are to knowing and embracing my heritage.
Da Pi Yuan is an exploration, an homage, and a love letter to my first home. It is a document of my journey into embracing what it means to be Chinese-Canadian.