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Hybrid Identity Art Exhibit

Running the entire month of September 2016

Vancouver Public Library – Moat*


*Due to unusual circumstances, the month-long Art Exhibit had an early close on Sept. 16. Apologies to all who were inconvenienced! Further details here.

Lauren Brevner's art will be on display again at our Sept 23, 2016 Hip Hapa Hooray Gala. Hope to see you there!

A public art exhibit featuring the visual art of Lauren Brevner on the topic of mixed heritage, which will be displayed for the month of September at the VPL Moat.  Click here to read interview with Lauren Brevner on Hybrid Idenity and Mixed Heritage.

Feature Artist – Lauren Brevner

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Lauren Brevner is of Japanese, Trinidadian and German decent and grew up in a mixed heritage family rich with culture and inspiration. In 2009, she moved to Osaka, Japan in hopes of reconnecting with her roots. There, Lauren had the honour of apprenticing under renowned artist, Sin Nakayamal. It was through her mentor that she first began her work as an artist. Nakayamal was the inspiration that sparked her journey to self-taught fruition.

The composition of her paintings explore mixed-media through the use of oil, acrylic, and resin. This unique technical style is combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. Her influence originates from the stylistic elements of traditional Japanese art and culture. She aspires to reinvent the eloquent tradition of using gold and silver leaf in art.

Lauren's paintings primarily involve the interpretation of female portraiture. She plays with polychromatic layers; the figures within it existing in surreal and isometric spheres. The women embody strength and femininity through sombre silence. Their gaze a myriad narrative. Lauren Brevner seeks to create a commentary on the subject of women and their depiction in art throughout the ages.

Later Event: September 23
Hip Hapa Hooray Awards Gala