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The art of Kev Liang

Kev Liang

It’s an art exhibition that heavily features familiar objects like chopsticks, rice bowls, and well-used old family woks – also, tarps. Plenty of tarps.

The multimedia exhibition Jiā yóu! features the creations of Alberta artist Kev Liang, in which he makes innovative use of digital media and print media, alongside a series of 3-D objects which are juxtaposed in compelling, thought-provoking ways.

On now until March 9, 2024 at The New Gallery in Calgary, this new solo exhibition finds Liang exploring traditional objects and symbols of his Chinese heritage – in dialogue with layers of synthetic materials (namely, those aforementioned tarps).

Liang’s work deals with important questions – questions surrounding his current life as an urban dweller, as well as what he calls his “queer, diasporic 2nd-gen Chinese-Canadian identity. Kev Liang stopped by to chat with Grant Stovel about Jiā yóu! on Alberta Morning.