Z Gallery Arts is pleased to present a group exhibition, “Emerging Vision,” which runs from May 31st to July 15th, 2018. Featuring three artists: Ran Zhou, Connie Kangi Wang, and Fiona Yujie Zhao, the exhibition also aims to explore conceptual art and to support intellectual emerging female artists based in Vancouver. With multi-culture educational background and experiences, they are profoundly influenced by the cultural differences between Eastern and Western aesthetics philosophy.
With an extremely unique vision to render self-identification under cultural integration, the exhibition overcomes the stereotype and all kinds of cliché about an artist under the influence of multiculturalism, achieving from art to self-realization. In modern society, globalization and social media provide service as a platform to provide more accessible and faster information to the community. However, the side effect is that this led to the loss of cultural characters and unique personalities. Artists who have lived in different countries, especially those promote multiculturalism, would struggle because of the cultural difference. Therefore, practicing art becomes a journey to review one’s self and reflect the society.
Artists divide the process of creation into two steps. One must question and doubt the cultural differences between societies and individuals. Then one must turn those questions and doubts into images. We are considering human beings as an organic unity. Arts, as a product of humanity, is not only about reverie thinking in images but also connects to logical thinking. Moreover, it should be tight with the truest emotion control; it’s restructuring from complicated impression and memory.
The exhibition will feature artworks of Ran Zhou, Connie Kangi Wang, and Fiona Yuejie Zhao, on a theme to discuss individualism, to reflect time and memories and to capture the debris of culture. Therefore, the exhibition excavates the function of painting under the market of new media and contemporary arts, showing that traditional arts still occupies a vital place to promote aesthetic development, and demonstrates the limitless potential of female artists in a multicultural society.
“Emerging Vision” is a reflection about our generation under globalization and multiculturalism. Z Gallery Arts hopes to create a platform to the public, which can discover people’s inner world. Then to explore the distinction between individuals, and to demonstrate how emerging artists have stepped out of their comfort zone over the border of the cultural.