April / Paris

June 13 – 30, 1990

About the Program

The title of Jennie Mah's April / Paris refers to how April and Paris are the centres of time and space that have inspired the work in this exhibition. Ceramic cups and teapots are forms Mah has been working with for the past eight years. The cups "Kamares" are inspired by a Minoan cup from 1500 BCE. There is a tension between the angular, awkward, and oversized shapes and the simple tin-like quality and soft curved lines. This is compounded by the fact that they are composed of fragile translucent porcelain. To the artist, these unlock the feminist and feminine. The works were made in Vancouver before Mah left for France in the fall of 1988. Guest curated by Bill Rennie, the exhibition also included gouache drawings.


1990.0613 APR


grunt gallery (first location) 
209 E. 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 1J8 
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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