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Gallery Exhibition / 週六喺嫲嫲度 Saturdays at grandma’s

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - November 9 @ 5:00 pm PDT

From October 12th to November 9th, Vancouver-based artist Jeffery Chong will exhibit the installation “Saturdays at grandma’s” at the Massy Arts Gallery.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 12pm to 5pm, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

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週六喺嫲嫲度

此櫥窗曾是明和的鋪⾯。明和,是厨具老字號,服務雲埠唐⼈社區逾百年。追憶這段歷史,想起
⾃⼰的嫲嫲李美娥已經過⾝,鄭加衡週六喺嫲嫲度 重現了⼀張餐檯,以及與之相伴的李美娥。
垂暮之年,美娥漸漸步履維艱,⾏不勝衣。她在厨房的餐檯旁過⽇辰,⾃得其所。厨房是屋内最
暖的房。在此處,美娥可以⽅便地取⽤⽇常必需品。
與櫥窗同時展出的,是⼀部記錄短片,定格在某個普通的週六。那天,以及許多個週六,鄭加衡
與他⽗親⼀道,陪伴他的嫲嫲,為她準備食物。影片中的物件,正正是櫥窗的展品。⽽正正是這
些平凡的家居⽤品,縈繞著對嫲嫲的思憶。

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鄭加衡

鄭加衡是⼀位媒體藝術家、平⾯設計師以及影片修復師。他的媒體藝術中,有他家族歷史的零珠
片⽟,亦有對歷史檔案的詮釋。鄭加衡平⾯設計的經驗,來⾃他的社區活動,包括為唐⼈街青年
社團製作海報、傳單以及T裇。他是第⼆代/第四代華裔,⽣活在⾺斯琴、司國美樹、史⾥華圖三
個原住⺠⺠族從未割讓的領地上。

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THE WORK

This window display was formerly the storefront for Ming Wo, a kitchen supply store that served the Chinese community for many decades prior. Reflecting on this history, Jeffery Chong’s “Saturdays at grandma’s” recreates the kitchen table of Jeffery’s late grandmother, May Chong.

In her later years, May’s strength and mobility declined. She spent her waking hours at her kitchen table where she was the most comfortable. The kitchen was the warmest room in the house, and her everyday necessities were conveniently within reach.

Accompanying this display is a film documenting one of many Saturdays where Jeffery, along with his father, kept his grandmother company, and helped to prepare her food. The film exhibits the same items shown in the window display, and illuminates how these ordinary household objects still hold the memory of Jeffery’s grandma.

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THE ARTIST

Jeffery Chong is a media artist, graphic designer, and film conservator. His media art is informed by his fragmented family history and interpretations of archival research. Jeffery came to graphic design through his work as an activist, creating posters, flyers, and t-shirts for community youth groups in Chinatown. He is 2nd/4th generation Chinese diaspora living on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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Details

Start:
October 12 @ 12:00 pm PDT
End:
November 9 @ 5:00 pm PDT