Les Éditions de Mévius is publishing an extensively illustrated catalogue with a preface by Isabelle de Mévius, curator and executive director of 1700 La Poste, and texts by artist, writer, and professor Robert Luzar and independent curator and writer Angela Kingston.
About the artist
Ed Pien is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Ed Pien draws on sources both Eastern and Western to create his work, including Asian ghost stories, hell scrolls, calligraphic traditions and the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya, creating sensual, drawing-based installations using ink and translucent paper. The artist has exhibited nationally and internationally including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Drawing Center, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Centro Nacional é las Artes, Mexico City; the Goethe Institute, Berlin; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, UK; W139, Amsterdam; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and La Biennale de Montreal 2000 and 2002 and recently at the Moscow Biennale (2013), Sydney Biennale (2012) and in the Oh, Canada exhibition at MASS MoCA. His ambitious large-scale installations, drawings and paper cuts are featured in the permanent collections of many Canadian museums including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. His work was featured in the Canadian Biennale of the National Gallery of Canada in 2011 and 2015.
By Isabelle de Mévius
Performative Points : Drawing Desire
By Robert Luzar
Drawing and Water : Recent Artworks by Ed Pien
By Angela Kingston
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