June Yun, "Through Time and Space," 2014
June Yun, "Through Time and Space" (2014), Oil on Canvas, 30" x 30"
September 18 - November 13
Opening Reception on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm.
Meet the artist - June Yun will be in attendance at the reception.
Water’s variety of forms and reflections seem real and unreal, like a dream or mirage – this ephemeral quality attracts [my] interest. Sometimes it is like memory that seems clear, but is also misty. Clouds are another form of water – in the middle of mountains, white, floating clouds like delicate, silky sheen scarves wrapping or surrounding everything through time and space. – June Yun
We are pleased to present Vancouver-based Chinese Canadian artist, June Yun in her second solo exhibition at Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd. “Cloud Dreams” is an exhibition featuring a series of new oil on canvas paintings that are a continuation as well as an extension of the artist’s long-running Water series.
During the autumn of 2013, Yun and a few of her former classmates from the University of Anhui – along with their professor – reunited and returned to Huizhou, China, to paint the same landscape as they did 20 years ago when they were students in the BA Hons program. Upon returning to Vancouver, Yun produced a series of paintings featured in this exhibition that became mnemonic of both her university experience as well as her return trip to Huizhou.
Just as water has been an important subject matter in her oeuvre, the cloud motif is imbued with much personal meaning. To Yun, clouds are a metaphoric representation of ideas, emotions and sensory experience that create an ephemeral atmosphere akin to the fluid and mercurial quality of a memory or a dream. The resulting work in “Cloud Dreams” is serene, nostalgic, evocative and introspective.
Currently working and residing in Vancouver, Canada, June Yun was born in China and attended Anhui Normal University and Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing majoring in painting before completing a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom in 2000. Since then, she has taught in universities and art institutions in China and Canada and has exhibited her work internationally in China, Europe and North America.
For more information, please visit www.artbeatus.com or call the gallery at 1 (604) 688-2633.
Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd.
108 - 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2
Tel: 604/688.2633 Fax: 604/688.2685