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Asian Confectionery

ahmm
May 6 – 30, 2023

Gallery installation

For the month of May, Morrow’s gallery is ahmm’s Asian Confectionery! A collection of art and sundries curated with recommendations from festival artists.

Featuring limited-edition ahmm postcards by lens-based artist, Alger Ji-Liang, as well as the premiere of visual artist Sauha Lee’s Chinese knots. Ahmm’s Asian Confectionery will also feature books by local Asian authors, courtesy of Talon Books and others. Plus, Chinatown auntie slippers, vintage items and iconic or not-so-known Asian snacks!

100% of profits from artwork and self-published books will be paid to the artists. For sundries and snacks, profits will support ahmm.

Funder, Partner

City of Vancouver Cultural Services

British Columbia Arts Council

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
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Alger Ji Liang

Return of the Rabbit God

Alger Ji Liang; photo Beau Bonez

Limited edition postcards by Alger Ji Liang and collaborators: 兔兒神回來 (Return of the Rabbit God) is a photo series inspired by a Qing Dynasty folktale about the 兔兒神(Rabbit God) recorded by scholar 袁枚 (Yuan Mei) in his collection, 子不語 (What the Master Would Not Discuss), an anthology of supernatural stories about sex, homosexuality, ghosts, and corruption. In the story, a young soldier named 胡天寶 (Hu Tian Bao) is executed after openly confessing his love to the imperial official he’s in love with. He is later reincarnated as the 兔兒神 (Rabbit God), the safeguarder of same-sex affairs. This work is an interpretation of the 兔兒神 (Rabbit God), an androgynous deity who protects queer love and kinship, and the souls struggling to find acceptance in the bodily world.

Sauha Lee

Knotty Ornaments

Sauha Lee

Limited edition Knotty Ornaments by Sauha Lee, good luck talismans made with vintage and thrifted fabrics. In Chinese culture, knots were historically used to record important events; they are symbols and everyday tools that can express complex thoughts and feelings. Plus, paper pulp paintings by Sauha made with salvaged garden waste and used paper. These pieces highlight the connections between cellulose and bones. In addition to Knotty Ornaments, Sauha’s paper pulp art is 50% off during ahmm only!

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
[map]