Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
YA-CHU KANG

Christian Nicolay & Ya-chu Kang
Portable Walls
click to view video interview

Catalog Launch, Artist Performance & Closing Reception

Portable Walls is a collaborative exhibition of new work by Christian Nicolay and Ya-chu Kang exploring contemporary narratives of safety and identity, man and women, East and West, in a post 9-11 age where it seems more rules, regulations and checks on our privacy continue to grow and change. Through the use of video, sculpture, mixed media drawing and installation the artists collectively and individually explore the polarities between life and death, public and private, safety and danger, comfort and distress particularly examining the similarities and differences between Canada and Taiwan.

Both artists work deal with found material of the everyday from various topographical landscapes like Nicolay's mixed media on paper drawings or Kang's reconstructions into sculptural forms and clothes. Through this exhibition the artists individual and collective works examine cultural borders and social constructions of the human identity and how we identify ourselves in a growing global fabric increasingly becoming crisscrossed and blurred.

In 2012, the video Recoil won the Make it Short Video Contest award based at the NW Film Center in Portland. Click to view Recoil video

Recoil is a collaborative video work in which Nicolay and Kang play with the idea of Safety by repetitiously popping balloons held close to their faces. This explores the human body's reflex and reaction of external energy by expanding and blowing up balloons. The tension created in the moments between the balloon and the human body displays the different response from man and woman, western and eastern. The spontaneous explosions create random patterns of colour through strain and pressure causing the inevitable recoil and an invisible boundary of attraction and repulsion.
Christian Nicolay & Ya-chu Kang started collaborating in 2010 and have exhibited their projects in Canada, Taiwan, Finland, Japan and upcoming at the Schmiede Art Festival in Austria.

A Catalog Launch, Artist Performance and Closing Reception will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the gallery. (Catalogs can be pre-ordered).
There is no fee to attend and all are welcome.



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 1
Heroic Bearing 1
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 3
Heroic Bearing 3
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 4
Heroic Bearing 4
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 5
Heroic Bearing 5
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - Beauty and the Hero 1
Beauty and the Hero 1
19.3 x 19.3 Inches  
mixed media
$1,500 

various papers; comic book, wrapping, Chinese washi, Taiwanese culture, printed, cup cake decoration paper and glue



Ya-chu Kang - Beauty and the Hero 2
Beauty and the Hero 2
19.3 x 19.3 Inches  
mixed media
$1,500 

various papers; comic book, wrapping, Chinese washi, Taiwanese culture, printed, cup cake decoration paper and glue



Ya-chu Kang - Beauty and the Hero 4
Beauty and the Hero 4
19.3 x 19.3 Inches  
mixed media
$1,500 

various papers; comic book, wrapping, Chinese washi, Taiwanese culture, printed, cup cake decoration paper and glue



Ya-chu Kang - Knot Covering - Comic Book Kimono
Knot Covering - Comic Book Kimono
59 x 31.5 x 63 Inches  
mixed media
$4,000 

Japanese pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), packing rope, thread



Ya-chu Kang - Country Flag (detail)
Country Flag (detail)
mixed media

China Flag, USA Flag, Photoprint

price by request



Ya-chu Kang - Country Flag
Country Flag
mixed media

China Flag, USA Flag, Photoprint

price by request



Ya-chu Kang - Country Flag
Country Flag
mixed media

China flag, American flag, photoprint

price by request



Ya-chu Kang - Cover the Bird 2
Cover the Bird 2
16.7 x 25.6 Inches  
mixed media
$1,800 

wool, thread, fabric, beads



Ya-chu Kang - Cover the Bird
Cover the Bird
16.7 x 25.6 Inches  
mixed media
$1,800 

Wool, threads, fabric



Ya-chu Kang - Axe Chicken
Axe Chicken
25.6 x 16.7 Inches  
mixed media
$1,800 

wool, thread, fabric



Ya-chu Kang - Under Face Clay
Under Face Clay
27.7 x 44.2 Inches  
mixed media
$3,200 

wool, fabric, thread



Ya-chu Kang - Occupy 3
Occupy 3
19.4 x 12.9 Inches  
mixed media on paper
$1,650 

media: Graphite, pencil, crayon, found detritus paper on paper on panel



Ya-chu Kang - Occupy 2
Occupy 2
19.4 x 12.9 Inches  
mixed media on paper
$1,650 

media: Graphite, pencil, crayon, found detritus paper on paper on panel



Ya-chu Kang - Occupy
Occupy
20 x 13 Inches  
mixed media on paper

media: Graphite, pencil, crayon, found detritus paper on paper on panel



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 1
Showtime 1
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 2
Showtime 2
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 3
Showtime 3
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 4
Showtime 4
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 6
Showtime 6
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 7
Showtime 7
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 8
Showtime 8
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 9
Showtime 9
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 10
Showtime 10
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang -  Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 7
Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 7
26.7 x 21.6 x 15.7 Inches  
mixed media
$850 

Mailed cardboard box paper, adhesive tapes, stickers, threads, mailed stamp, wrapping material/ Installation



Ya-chu Kang - Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 8
Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 8
33 x 19.6 x 4 Inches  
mixed media
$850 

Mailed cardboard box paper, adhesive tapes, stickers, threads, mailed stamp, wrapping material/ Installation



Ya-chu Kang - Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 9
Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 9
49.2 x 23.6 x 11.8 Inches  
mixed media
$850 

Mailed cardboard box paper, adhesive tapes, stickers, threads, mailed stamp, wrapping material/ Installation



Ya-chu Kang - Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 10
Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 10
7.5 x 2.75 x 19 Inches  
mixed media
$850 

Mailed cardboard box paper, adhesive tapes, stickers, threads, mailed stamp, wrapping material/ Installation



Ya-chu Kang - Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 11
Bag-Self-Portrait Series No. 11
7.1 x 20.5 x 1.75 Inches  
mixed media
$850 

Mailed cardboard box paper, adhesive tapes, stickers, threads, mailed stamp, wrapping material/ Installation



Ya-chu Kang - Security Blanket
Security Blanket
mixed media

price by request


A collaborative effort between Christian Nicolay and Ya-chu Kang. In the work Security Blanket, Nicolay & Kang present a blanket hung from the ceiling over an iron bed frame click here for more...



Ya-chu Kang - Security Blanket (frontal view)
Security Blanket (frontal view)
mixed media

price by request. This is a collaborative effort between Christian Nicolay and Ya-chu Kang. In the work Security Blanket, Nicolay & Kang present a blanket hung from the ceiling over an iron bed frame click here for more...



Ya-chu Kang - Showtime 5
Showtime 5
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
Sold 

Pornographic comic book paper (Hentai), wrapping paper, handmade paper, Taiwanese culture paper, cup cake decoration paper, glue



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 8
Heroic Bearing 8
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - With Two-Headed Rabbit
With Two-Headed Rabbit
25.6 x 16.7 Inches  
mixed media
Sold 

wool, thread, fabric



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 6
Heroic Bearing 6
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
Sold 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 2
Heroic Bearing 2
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
Sold 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - Heroic Bearing 7
Heroic Bearing 7
11.75 x 11.75 Inches  
mixed media
$1,250 

Hero comic book paper, wrapping paper, handmade paper, printed paper



Ya-chu Kang - Beauty and the Hero 3
Beauty and the Hero 3
19.3 x 19.3 Inches  
mixed media
Sold 

various papers; comic book, wrapping, Chinese washi, Taiwanese culture, printed, cup cake decoration paper and glue

to see more work by Ya-chu Kang click here.
to view Ya-chu Kang's bio click here.
 

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