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Yilu Xing, MFA Printmaking: 吃得开 eat the open

Exhibition: November 22–December 17, 2022, FAB Gallery Second Floor
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12:00pm–5:00pm and Saturday 2:00–5:00pm

Opening Reception (University of Alberta faculty, staff, students and invited guests): Friday, November 257:00–9:00pm (view e-vite). Please join Artist Yilu Xing for an interactive food experience during the reception event.

About the Exhibit

In Chinese, 吃得开 (eat the open) is an adjective that describes a state of being popular.
吃得开 eat the open is an exhibition that explores the connections and relationships created through making and sharing food. Food is the one to always "eat the open." Growing up in a Chinese cultural background, I have experienced culinary culture as the most vital part of general Chinese Culture and that made me wonder what food offers us aside from nourishment. I love how food brings people together; whether it is festival time, family and friends gathering, celebrations and condolences, farewell and welcoming, art creation, philosophical thinking, anything and everything that involves people is inseparable from food. The habits of understanding cultures from a culinary perspective have been directing me in art creation and the ways I express myself as a person. In 吃得开 eat the open, I create food, prints, drawings, ceramics, videos, and interactive projects influenced by the repetitive processes of buying groceries, cooking meals, eating out, documenting food, and learning to cook from family members. Through eating and creative expression, I am trying to find a harmonious pattern of being myself, connecting with people, and connecting to my cultural background. 吃得开 eat the open is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.

About the Artist

Yilu Xing is an artist based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) in the Treaty 6 region of Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta University of the Arts with a major in Printmaking and a minor in ceramics. Immigrating from China at a young age, her definition of home is deeply rooted in food and familial traditions. She is enthusiastic about food and the human connections that food generates. By creating works about food, through which everyone might establish emotional relationships regardless of their backgrounds, she shares her stories and expresses parts of Chinese culture's happiness, comfort, and nostalgia.


Transitional Impressions: Visualizing Environmental Change

Exhibition: October 11–November 05*, 2022, FAB Gallery Main Floor 
*Held over until December 10
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12:00pm–5:00pm and Saturday 2:00–5:00pm

Opening Reception (University of Alberta faculty, staff, students and invited guests): Thursday, November 037:00–9:00pm (view e-vite)

Artists:
  • Sean Caulfield
  • Sue Colberg
  • Jill Ho-You
  • Heather Leier
  • Kiona Ligtvoet
  • Tara Manyfingers
  • Jewel Shaw
About the Exhibit

Transitional Impressions: Visualizing Environmental Change is an exhibition that explores the role visual art/printmaking can play in building understanding around the complex issues raised by environmental degradation and climate change.

Many of the complex questions raised in current environmental discourse can be difficult to capture in scientific data or everyday language. The sense of anxiety, loss and uncertainty, as well as feelings of hope for positive change, need to be articulated through creative research alongside other modes of research in order to create a fuller picture of what environmental change means to Canadian society.

Organized by University of Calgary Assistant Professor Heather Leier and University of Alberta Professor Sean Caulfield, Transitional Impressions: Visualizing Environmental Change engages with these issues, with a particular focus on what printmaking can bring to these discussions.

 


Visiting FAB Gallery

FAB Gallery Hours:

Tuesday to Friday from 12:00pm–5:00pm and Saturday 2:00–5:00pm

COVID-19 Protocols:

Masks are strongly recommended indoors on the University of Alberta Campus.

FAB Gallery Location:

1-1 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
112 Street and 89 Avenue 


Upcoming Exhibitions

 

Yilu Xing MFA Printmaking

November 22–December 17, 2022 (Second Floor)

Jill Miller

January 17–Feb 10, 2023 (Main Floor)

Alcuin Society Awards

January 17–Feb 10, 2023 (Second Floor)

Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality

February 21–March 18,  2023 (Both Floors)

2023 Bachelor of Design Graduation Show

March 28–April 8, 2023 (Both Floors)

2023 Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduation Show

April 18–29, 2023 (Both Floors)

KIAS 15th Anniversary

May 16–June 10,  2023 (Both Floors) 


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