Janice Wu

"As a second generation Chinese Canadian and a child of immigrants, my work addresses cultural belonging, family history, and the diasporic experience.
My practice centers around the act of noticing-or examining the overlooked. I use drawing as a way to understand the world around me through investigating matter in the material realm: the discarded, unassuming, ephemeral, sentimental, the forgotten and found. My creative process embraces slowness and deliberation. With the humble tradition of pencil and gouache, I render in painstaking detail the minutiae of our everyday lives, placing relic-like value on each chosen subject in the hopes that meaningful artifacts emerge."
Image credit: Time to Heal by Janice Wu, utility box wrap, Calgary, AB
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