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Abstract meets architecture in painter Chun Ping Huang’s new show at the Amelia Douglas Gallery


Jan. 7, 2019

Douglas College’s Amelia Douglas Gallery is hosting a public exhibit of Burnaby artist Chun Ping (Claire) Huang’s paintings Jan. 17–Feb. 23.

Enchanted Places is a collection of 20 pieces inspired by architecture and landscape, featuring European structures as well as a series on Vancouver’s architecture. The pieces use acrylic and oil paints to represent a blend of the real and the abstract, showcasing the interior and exterior of interesting buildings and their surroundings

“My work evolves in various stages by a mix of abstraction and landscape representation. I blur edges and outlines, as if images were speeding by with the flicker of film, or glimpsed through crashes of abstraction,” says Huang.

Huang is from Shanghai, where she studied architectural design prior to moving to Canada. She received her bachelor of fine arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2005. Her work has been exhibited around the world and was chosen to represent Canadian artists at the Shanghai World Exposition in 2010.

“Claire Huang’s distinct style got the Amelia Douglas Gallery’s attention. Her semi-abstract paintings of architectural exteriors are mysterious and moody. They draw the viewer in with a quiet intimacy that belies their very public subject matter,” said Krista Eide, arts events officer at Douglas College.

An opening reception for Enchanted Places will be held in the Amelia Douglas Gallery Jan. 17, 4:30–7:30pm, with an artist’s talk on Jan. 22 at 6:30pm. The gallery, on the fourth floor of Douglas College’s New Westminster Campus, 700 Royal Ave., is a non-profit organization run by members of the Arts Exhibition Committee at Douglas College.

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