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Exhibition Detail
Horror Fables
1183 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M6J 1X3
Canada


April 12th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013
Opening: 
April 12th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
, Howie TsuiHowie Tsui
© Courtesy of the artist and LE Gallery
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Horror Fables draws from ancient Asian ghost tales, Buddhist hell scrolls, bestiaries, Hong Kong vampire films and supernatural anecdotes from Tsui’s family, satirizing the disturbing climate of fear in contemporary culture. Presented as a series of stunning works on paper, and incorporating Ming Dynasty inspired scroll painting and extended narrative, Horror Fables draws paralells between the moralistic teachings of traditional folklore and our incresingly illegible and frenetic modern context. Born in Hong Kong, Tsui spent time in Nigeria as a child, eventually settling with his family in Canada. Tsui is a graduate of the university of Waterloo and is currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Tsui has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past at the Asia Art Museum in San Francisco, Centre A in Vancouver, and Friendly Fire at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Horror Fables marks Tsui’s second solo exhibition with LE Gallery.


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