watercolour on paper, porcelain, wood, acrylic, 2019
12 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/2 in, 31.1 x 21 x 11.4 cm
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Sold for: $1,250
Preview at: Heffel Vancouver
Collection of the Artist
The Reach Gallery Museum, May 25 - August 3, 2017, Ready Player Two with Sonny Assu, travelling to the Yukon Art Center, Whitehorse, Touchtones Gallery, Abbotsford and Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Caglary in 2020
Brendan Tang is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo and two person exhibitions include Reluctant Offerings at Nanaimo Art Gallery (2021); Memories & Fetishes at Gallery Jones in Vancouver (2019); Surface Handling with Diyan Achjadi at Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina (2018); his work was presented alongside Sonny Assu in a touring show called Ready Player Two, that was exhibited at several galleries across Western Canada including Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary (2020), Touchstones Gallery in Abbotsford (2020), Yukon Art Centre in Whitehorse (2020), and The Reach in Abbotsford (2017); Souvenirs from Earth at Gallery Jones in Vancouver (2016) and Sheppard Contemporary Gallery in Reno, NV (2016). Selected group exhibitions include Playing with Fire at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver (2019); Flow at Surrey Art Gallery (2018); 60th Annual Faenza Prize: Museo Internazionale dell Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy (2018); Fait Main/ Hand Made at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec in Québec City (2018); the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize in Japan, New York, and Madrid (2017), and many more. Tang received an MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Brendan Tang is represented by Gallery Jones. In 2018, Tang was an artist-in-residency at BAF where he developed a series of sculptures created out of geometric pieces of black foam core and strips of word that evoked scaffolding, metro maps, cell networks, rhizomes, skeletal systems, and structural formulae for complex molecules.
Tang’s work in predominantly ceramics explores issues of identity and the nearly seamless fusion between material and non-material cultures. His work also celebrates his appreciation for futuristic technologies, in addition to ancient tradition. Punchout is a part of Tang’s Joss Paper series of watercolour-painted replicas of nostalgic objects and ephemera. “Joss Paper” refers to the Chinese tradition of burning a paper replica of a gift meant for a distant loved one. Punchout is a unique work.
Please note: the dimensions are the framed dimensions.
Please note: Consignor Hammer Price proceeds of this lot will benefit the artist and Burrard Arts Foundation. The Buyer is hereby advised to read fully the Terms and Conditions of Business and Catalogue Terms, including the Together Again | BAF Exhibition and Auction in support of Alumni Artists Sale Notice and Special Terms of Sale, and any Addendum or Erratum specific to the Together Again | BAF Exhibition and Auction.
All prices are in Canadian Dollars
Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information posted, errors and omissions may occur. All bids are subject to our Terms and Conditions of Business.