Po Chun Lau, Artist
Two Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara, Newfoundland
Po Chun was represented in the inaugural show at this new gallery in Duntara, Newfoundland. from July 27 to August 26, 2012.
"Memories, stories and everyday encounters with the locals are materials for my art. Locals have their own unique remembrances of the seas and the fish. On the morning of January 12, 2012, Ted Sullivan gave me a salt cod. This salt cod takes on new meaning by becoming the one that Ted caught in the summer of 2011, filleted, salted and hung on the clothesline to dry and stored in the freezer. Ted’s fish is already “preserved” from its original form, it is now “re-preserved” and “re-produced” in wax. The repetition of making reinforces memory and leads to the concept of appropriation and preservation."
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