Natalie Mark and Sharon Ma, Bai Sun

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July 5 – August 3, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, July 5,
7-10 pm

Natalie Mark and Sharon Ma

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Literally translating to, “honouring the gods,” Bai Sun is an installation that reimagines household altars – traditionally used for gods, ancestors and luck – as a way to honour memory, family, and history. The pieces embody spaces where our family’s cultural ties are strongest – restaurant, household, gravesite, factory, etc. The main piece of the installation is reminiscent of the calendars given away at Chinese food restaurants around the new year. Recreating these spaces through key objects invokes feelings of nostalgia and familiarity. This installation is a means of remembering and rekindling with the artists’ family and history.