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Watch: Artist Talk with Nicholas Tay

Exhibiting artist Nicholas Tay is in conversation with Massy Arts Curator Emily Dundas Oke to share insights into his multi-media practice.

Amateur Cartography, curated by Pennylane Shen, is on view at Massy Books from April 17 – May 24, 2021.

About the Artist

Nicholas Tay likens his arrival and upbringing in the Pacific Northwest from the age five to falling in love. He dove into the freshness of the air, the ice crystals that crunched beneath gravel fields, street hockey in the freezing wet, the stories of our First Peoples whisking him away on the wings of Raven and Thunderbird, and later the liberal ideal of the multi-cultural mosaic.

Exploring multi-cultured identity is at the core of Tay’s artistic practice, wherein vastly divergent ideas can be represented with emotional honesty in a single work of art.