Shellie Zhang:

Shellie Zhang:

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.

Exhibition Dates: September 15 to November 25
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22 - 2 to 4pm
Exhibition hours: Friday to Sunday - 12 to 4pm

On Saturday September 22, join us for a conversation between artists Shellie Zhang and Meera Sethi. We'll meet at 12pm at Meera's mural, Intersections, at the NW corner of Church and Wellesley, and then convene at the Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church Street).

At 1pm, a FREE bus will depart from Glad Day for the opening reception of Shellie Zhang's exhibition, Aesthetic of Surfaces, at the Bradley Museum. The bus will depart the Bradley Museum at 3pm and drop off at MOCA's grand opening (158 Sterling Road in Toronto).

Image credit: Shellie Zhang, Red Canteen #5, #2, #3 from the Aesthetic of Surfaces series, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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


Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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