May 10 – June 1
Kam Chan’s work takes heavy inspiration from traditional Chinese ink paintings. Using ink and watercolour, Chan illustrates sublime landscapes of dominating mountains which dwarf trees, rivers, and man made structures below. His landscapes are completed with a red ink stamp and Chinese calligraphy as a signature, then shipped back to Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, each illustration is mounted on handcrafted paper using traditional methods.
While the stylistic elements of Chan’s work use Chinese iconography, the landscapes themselves are inspired by Chan’s home in the Okanagan Valley. Viewers may recognize the architecture common in Kelowna, or our distinctive low rolling mountains.
Kam Chan’s exhibition is on view at the Alternator from May 9 to June 1, 2019. An opening reception will be held from 6-8PM on May 24.