George Gilmour Members’ Gallery
Annyen Lam: Wayfinding – Don Phillips Scholarship Exhibition
Each year, Open Studio awards scholarship/fellowship residencies to artists of merit, as chosen through an annual juried selection process. The Don Phillips Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who has just completed an undergraduate art program with a printmaking major at an accredited Canadian institution and who will not be returning to full-time studies. In addition to rent-free access to Open Studio facilities for a period of one year, materials assistance, professional development assistance, and tuition free access to Open Studio workshops, recipients present a solo exhibition of the work they have made during their tenure at Open Studio during our annual Scholarship/Fellowship Exhibitions. An artist’s talk by each recipient accompanies the exhibitions.
Annyen Lam (Don Phillips Scholarship) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University in 2012 and is currently based in Toronto. Her practice includes lithography, screenprinting, book arts, and cut paper works. She has exhibited throughout Canada and has participated in shows and print exchanges Japan, Russia and Venezuela.
Combining printmaking with hand-cut paper, Lam’s Wayfinding explores the mutable characteristics of perception in relation to one’s experiences with the natural world. Drawing from personal histories of escapism through imagination, Lam creates two- and three-dimensional paper works of fictitious environments while investigating the sculptural possibilities of paper. This exhibition traces the tensions inherent in seeking location while experiencing dislocation, as well as our relationship to the ecology of landscape as seen through indigenous and modern-day practices.
Click below to download the accompanying brochure, with essay by Toronto-based artist and writer, Kristie MacDonald.