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Aesthetic of Surfaces

Shellie Zhang’s Aesthetic of Surfaces examines the many ways that complex notions of identity and place are translated or mistranslated through mass produced goods.

Zhang’s series of images and vinyl wallpaper installations depict merchandise collected from Chinatowns and ornate Chinese floral motifs that comment on the markers of femininity and exoticism that are perpetuated by mundane objects. This project leads us to questions of intention, cultural exchange and who has the power to culturally borrow from whom.

The Museum of Mississauga would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.


Aesthetic of Surfaces

15 Nov 2018 –
25 Nov 2018

Bradley Museum
1620 Orr Rd, Mississauga, ON L5J 4T2

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