‘Epiphany’ by Yangyang Pan
‘Epiphany’: A fusion of cultural reflections on the Canadian experience
A solo Exhibition by Yangyang Pan
Exhibition Dates: Spring 2021
Minarovich gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts
Coming from away, Yangyang Pan unpacks her paint box to interpret the Canadian landscape from a different perspective. With a bird’s eye view of the new, yet old earth around her, she challenges the Canadian Shield and honours the St. Lawrence Lowlands. It is an immigrant immersion. Her paintings, with their exuberance and wild colours, develop and evolve as an intuitive reaction to her beautiful surroundings. The resulting work is an interplay of memories and her present, bringing together the ethereal and the physicality of the land around her, but also reflecting her inner emotional landscape. Pan’s paintings pulse with life, and reveal a marriage of cultural connections and energy flow of the senses, creating a fusion of eastern and western traditions. The exhibition pushes the relationship between form and colour to create a visual sensation of energy, emotion and reality: epiphany.
Yangyang’s work has been exhibited throughout Canada and US, as well as Italy and China. Her work was recently featured in Canadian House & Home magazine (March 2021 edition). She has been invited to make numerous commissioned pieces. Her recent exhibitions were at Madelyn Jordan Fine Art gallery, Archive Contemporary, Yorkville Village Toronto, Dianna Witte gallery and Parts gallery in Toronto. Pan received the Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant in 2020. This exhibition has been made possible through a project grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
YANGYANG PAN – This exhibition includes my recent work in the past three years. I try to capture the energy flow and the senses, and the fusion of eastern and western traditions. I grew up in China, where I received my art education. While much of my influence comes from Chinese culture and arts, I am also influenced by western abstract expressionism painters like Willem De Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston and Cy Twombly, among others. My work reflects the blend of ideas between east and west, and is emblematic of the global nature of art.
Yangyang’s work can be found in numerous private, public and corporate collections worldwide. She is currently working and living in Stouffville, Ontario.