Robyn Mah – Tensions
Exhibition Runs: February 18 – March 15, 2019
Reception: Thursday, March 14, 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design)
Indulging in the viscous mixtures, spirals of pigment disperse across the hydrophobic paper, creating a reflective surface during the process that enables ideas of tension and displacement. These are the beginnings of a metaphorical space for the artist’s identity to exist. Tensions is an assemblage of paintings made of latex and high-gloss mediums that reflect the strain between the artist’s cultural identities of Chinese-European descent. By questioning her own ideas of identity, she investigates further and begins to reconcile the feelings of disassociation and of being an imposter, through finding solitude within these ambiguous paintings.
Robyn Mah is a Calgary based artist; she is completing her painting degree at the AUarts. She is currently the co-director of The Wall Gallery, a student run space within the university. Trapped between cultural identities, she is interested in creating metaphorical spaces to understand the contrasting narratives of Chinese-European histories.