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Ron Tran
Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

It Knows Not What It Is
March 9 to April 17, 2011

Opening: Tuesday March 8 at 7:30pm

Charles H. Scott Gallery
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC

http://chscott.eciad.ca

It Knows Not What It Is
March 9 to April 17, 2011

Opening: Tuesday March 8 at 7:30pm

Charles H. Scott Gallery
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC

http://chscott.eciad.ca

The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by local Vancouver artist Ron Tran. Tran’s installation at the Charles H. Scott Gallery is about a stick. Purchased on the street where it was cut from a nearby tree the stick had no discernable use or value. Intrigued by its potential, Tran has created a project centred on developing meaning and worth for this rudimentary object.

In his installation, It Knows Not What It Is, Tran transforms the stick into an object of reverence. He has invited other artists to work with him in crafting various representations of the object including Angus Ferguson, Devon Knowles, Pietro Sammarco, Anne Low, Kevin Chong, Justin Patterson, Nicolas Sassoon, Sylvain Sailly, Erica Stocking, Paul Kajander, Seth Landman. While transformed into the rarified art object and inserted into the gallery context, the stick will be returned to its original context on the completion of Tran’s project.

Ron Tran has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions in Canada, Europe and Asia. He has participated in the Berlin Biennale 6, East International 2007 Norwich England and has an upcoming residency at the Museo Experimental el Eco in Mexico City.

The exhibition is curated by Cate Rimmer.

For more information please contact the gallery at 604 844 3809.
Gallery hours are 12 -5 weekdays and 10-5 weekends. Admission is free.

Charles H. Scott Gallery
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604 844 3809 | E-mail: [email protected] | Web: http://chscott.eciad.ca

March 8, 2011