Xiaojing Yan | Qi of Water

Laura Beaton | Invincible (L) Bliss (R)

Huan Chen | Lotus IV

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The Qi of Water

(Chi – life flow/energy)

This year we celebrate the entrance of the new year – the year of the OX and metal. According to Fung Shui Masters this combination means that it will be another year in which we will face obstacles early on – with a remedy. Water. According to Feng Shui, water is the element to compliment and pacify a metal element. Create a calm, easier flow throughout these turbulent times.

Water is also connected to the planet Moon.

Water is one of the most essential of all elements: all life, all existence and all energy is governed, influenced and dependent on water. As such, water’s vitality has never been more obvious.

In a poignant and immersive experience, the AGM explores the Yin (quiet energy) of water, its peaceful flowing nature that breathes life into each and every being. Through the eyes of the Moon, we look at the beauty of our seas, the undiscovered mysteries of the deep oceans, and the preservation of this life-giving indispensable resource.

Our exhibit: The Qi of Water converts the AGM into a community space where one can seek refuge from the world, absorb the calming energy of water, take respite, observe mindfulness and learn about the importance of preserving our water sources.

Featured in this collective exhibit are Canadian Artist Laura Beaton, Huan Chen and featuring main artist XiaoJing Yan and curated by house curator Dev Ramsumair.

Xiaojing Yan

Xiaojing Yan | Qi of Water | material energy | lifeforce of water

JANUARY 12 – APRIL 8, 2021

Born in 1978 in Jiangsu, China, Xiaojing Yan is truly a transnational artist, combining her Chinese roots and education at Nanjing Arts Institute (B.F.A., 2000) and an M.F.A. in sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2007.)

Settling permanently in Markham, her work reflects her journey through these various cultures, arriving at her own personal vocabulary.

Laura Beaton Invisible Bliss

LAURA BEATON | Invincible (L) Bliss (R)

JANUARY 12 – APRIL 8, 2021

Born in Toronto, Laura is an award winning Visual Fine Art Artist. She began as a faux finishing (special effects) wall painter, but a health issue at the time led her to a life-long study of Chinese Brush Painting and acrylics. 

Laura studied Asian art under Ontario-based Master Artists Baoxing ZHANG, William HO and Hiroshi YAMAMOTO. She has studied acrylics/mixed media under Halina Wyluda-Kazmierczak, Mila Duric and Mark Cope.

Laura’s pieces are two-dimensional works that are a fusion of ancient painting techniques and her own creations on rice paper using traditional inks on rice paper, which are then wet-mounted and mounted onto canvas.

Huan Chen Lotus IV

Huan Chen | Lotus IV

JANUARY 12 – APRIL 8, 2021

When I was young, I enjoyed drawing, calligraphy and Chinese ink painting but never dreamed of becoming a painter. My long path of discovery began after I immigrated to Canada from Beijing as a teenager. I received my formal training from McGill University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. My research was in the environmental engineering field. In 2003, I started painting lessons, which began as a way of expressing myself and ended as a true passion. Then, in 2010 I switched to working full time as a painter and art instructor, and couldn’t be more content!

My formal training has deepened my concerns for the environment. A nature lover, and also fond of figure painting, I often portray the two subjects together as a harmonious yet transitory scene. I am currently exploring the combination of the Asian ink painting technique of Po Mo (splash ink) and Western oil, which offers both the realistic and abstract elements that I enjoy.

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Workshops

Sunday Yoga AGM

Yoga Workshops

Every Sunday

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Storytelling & Podcasts April 10

Introduction to Podcasting with Zongwe Binesikwe

Sat, April 10, 2021

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Storytelling Using Videography

Storytelling using Videography

Sat, April 17, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Phulkari Embroidery

The Art of Movement

Sat, April 24, 2021

2:00 PM EST

Expressions of Interest

Public Advisory Committee

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications and nominations from culturally diverse, persons with disabilities and minority artists, groups and organizations. The Art Gallery of Mississauga recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of this land and encourages applications and nominations from First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups, and organizations in all its programs. Measures are in place in all programs to support these commitments.

The AGM represents a diverse and inclusive creative community and supports a broad view of the arts and cultural expression and participation. The AGM Public Advisory Committee (PAC) members represent the community and their role is to provide input, perspectives, advice and knowledge on matters, strategies, policies, creative practice, activities and events at the AGM as requested by the Board. The PAC will also provide input on issue-specific matters as identified by the Board of Directors from time to time regarding current and emerging issues facing the AGM.

The AGM is seeking Expressions of Interest from residents, local artists, students and arts and cultural workers in the City of Mississauga to become Community Members of the Public Advisory Committee and provide advice and support to the AGM on a range of arts and cultural issues and support arts development.

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