(Resources of photos: Art teacher Ms.Wong, school photographer)
In this exhibition, the works I presented focused on art in daily life.
Like it or not, most of us are always experiencing reputations everyday, which we call daily life. It gives you boredom and loneliness. But in the meantime, it is daily life that provides you the feeling of belonging, safety and relaxation. The art and beauty of daily life is what I always try to present in my art pieces.
The audiences would first see the assemblage of daily objects, which are presented in the form of charcoal drawing and memory jar. Putting them under the name of art would give the audiences a chance to see the beauty they have-familiar and common, but comforting and relaxing.
They would also find the beauty of the most common seen nature, such as dead leaves and grass on sidewalks that informs us the changing within different seasons, such as the Niagara falls which is known by every Canadian, by seeing the photography of them on the other side of the exhibition space. Nature does not only exist in the most extreme and desolate spaces. It surrounds us and forms a part of our daily life, by showing us the power and the abundance of colours with every trace of it.
Moreover, between the areas of photography and assemblage of daily objects, I also included a clay work presenting my artistic view about death. When we consider about the world, if there is life, there will always be death.
Plain black foam boards are used as backgrounds for the pieces throughout the exhibition, which have the colour that does not overwhelm the plenty of colours I use in every pieces, and as well contributes to the feeling of “common and simple” that matches the theme of daily life.
I hope this exhibition can help the audiences to rediscover the art in daily life. This is the one ability that we don’t want to lose from childhood even if we grow up— the ability to be amazed by the beauty of daily life.