project room

Unassimilable

Karen Law

January 25 - March 16, 2019 | Reception: Friday, January 25, 2019, 5-7pm


Karen Law Work Hard Don't Cause Trouble, acrylic and oil, 2018

The paintings and prints in Unassimilable draw on historical images of the Chinese-Canadian diaspora, sourced from The Canadian Illustrated News publications from the late 19th century. Law examines these images to investigate her own experiences as a racialized person drawing connections between historical and contemporary attitudes surrounding diversity in Canada.