"A Car in the New World"
Brenda Joy Lem, "A Car in the New World," silkscreen on paper, 2008.
BRENDA JOY LEM
Through June 12, 2011, Richmond Art Gallery
Brenda Joy Lem pulls together the fragmentary nature of the immigrant experience in Canada in her new exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery through June 12. Drawing on vintage family and archival images, she traces her own history as a descendant of Chinese immigrants who arrived in Canada, through Victoria and Vancouver, in the 1930s to open a hand-laundry business. She tells a personal and a universal story in silkscreen prints, digital video projections, and sound installation.