Crossing Time Zone · 2022 C-C-A Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition - Artist promotion | Lester Dou
China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition
Crossing Time zone · Emerging Artists
Artist Promotion - Phase XXXV
Earth to Heaven
61cm x 91.5cm \ Oil on Canvas
When I studied in New York, to get to my school from home, I had to pass through a small cemetery squeezed in between the sky-crappers of Manhattan. The iron gate was locked all year round, the graves were covered with withered weed, no one had ever cleaned them. Passing by the cemetery again after a cold winter, I heard joyful chirps. I looked at the ruined stone tablets, recalling a piece of Chinese lyrics from a thousand years ago: A feast in springtime,I sing a line of song everytime I drink a cup of wine. Then I bow to make three wishes: Firstly, I wish you a long, long life. Secondly, I wish eternal health to be with me. Thirdly, I wish we live as the swallows on the roof-beam, Being each other's companion years after years.
48cm x 61cm \ Oil on Canvas
50.8cm x 63.5cm \ Oil on Canvas
61cm x 61cm x 50.8 cm \ Sculpture
Lester D is a young Chinese-Canadian artist based in Beijing, Vancouver, and New York. Originally, she attended the School of Visual Arts NYC for a BFA degree in illustration; however, after the realization of her instinctive attention to the more theoretical, intuitive, and introspective aspects of art, she switched her major to Visual and Critical Studies, where her thoughts combine better with studio practices. Lester D always sees herself on the road of“becoming” and decides not to limit her art in any way. She learns from the old masters while drawing inspiration from contemporary artists and designers such as the Chinese illustrator Licheng (离城）and American photographer Cindy Sherman. The media of her work varies from 2D to 3D, oil to digital. With utmost sincerity and compassion, she seeks to capture the sentimental, shimmering moments in human interaction and everyday life.
The young artist's practice and academic performance have won her multiple awards and scholarships, including the B.C. Achievement scholarship (2021) and the Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship (2021). Most recently, her photography work After the Revelry and sculpture Dada Diorama are included as part of the Contemporary III exhibition in Boomer Gallery, U.K..
The young artist’s practice and academic performance have won her multiple awards and scholarships, including the Johnny Bryan-Art Award (2021), the British Columbia Achievement scholarship (2021), and the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation Scholarship (2021).
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Initiator & Director
Melanie WilminkCaspar Fairhall Curators AssistantMaggie Bai Haru Liu Nyusa Zhou Joanne Yeung Uchida Ma Yien Wang Sarah Yang Lcey Yin Chloe Zhang Wendy Peng Consultant Joel Ong OrganizerSino-Canada Alliance of Arts and CultureLuxun Academy of Fine Arts gallerySensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and TechnologyYork University Centre for Asian Researchthe School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA
Funding by the Canada-China Initiative Fund Committee at the York Centre for Asian Research
Funding by the “Double First-Class” Project of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts
About the exhibition
Art is a language that doesn’t need translation. For a long time, art has played an important role in the communication between China and other countries. In the context of economic globalization, cultures from all over the world collide and fuse with each other, forming a multi-cultural network. Chinese culture and various cultures of other countries meet here, forming a strong and diverse artistic atmosphere As globalization makes the cultural and artistic exchanges between countries more frequent and more closely connected, the optimization of the international artistic ecological environment also provides new opportunities for the evolution of art. Art is enriched by exchanges and mutual learning; the development of art requires international exchanges and cooperation, the active participation of artists from all countries, the sharing of ideas, the collision of hearts and the blending of emotions.This initiative is hosted by the Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture,York University Centre for Asian Research, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery, and the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA, with funds from the Canada-China Initiative Grant from York Centre for Asian Research, and Double first-class project approved by Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. The exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by young artists from all over the world, strengthens exchanges between artists from all over the world, and promotes the "beauty of each other and the beauty of the other" in Chinese and foreign cultures. By supporting art exchange activities between international artists , promoting the understanding of the different national cultures, and breaking through group and language barriers, we aim to achieve more commonality between people, creating communication, understanding,and fusion,thereby further optimizing the ecological environment,new opportunities for the artistic.This exhibition shows the vitality of the interdependence and common development of Chinese culture and the world civilization, promotes the pace of Chinese art to the world, and has a positive impact on promoting the inheritance and development of Chinese culture and strengthening the international exchange of Chinese culture. After the exhibition committee’s review, a total of 47 artists from 43 regions in the world have been selected into the "Crossing Time Zones·2022 China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition". We will introduce the participating artists issue by issue, welcome your attention and subscription.
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