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    Green Valley - "Living in a city, this is a mind-landscape rather than inspired from nature."
    Green Valley - "Living in a city, this is a mind-landscape rather than inspired from nature."
    Green Valley - "Living in a city, this is a mind-landscape rather than inspired from nature."

    Kai Chan

    Regular price $1,200.00
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    Green Valley - Multicoloured wire sculpture that can be hung in multiple ways. It does not entirely lie flat but rather lifts from the wall like a living organism.

    "Living in a city, this is a mind-landscape rather than inspired from nature."

    39 x 36 x 11 cm, green and copper wire. 2022.


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    Red & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with glass beads.
    Red & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with glass beads.
    Red & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with glass beads.
    Red & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with glass beads.
    Red & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with glass beads.

    Kai Chan

    Regular price $500.00
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    Red & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with green and red glass beads.

    2021

    21 x 21 x 4 cm


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    Green - Green wire sculpture.
    Green - Green wire sculpture.

    Kai Chan

    Regular price $700.00
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    Green - Green wire sculpture. 

    "I got these electric wires from a surplus store many years ago. The brilliant metallic colours are most attractive but it took me a while before I found the structure to use them."

    40 x 48 x 14 cm, wire. 2020.

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    Blue & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with green and red glass beads.
    Blue & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with green and red glass beads.
    Blue & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with green and red glass beads.
    Blue & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with green and red glass beads.

    Kai Chan

    Regular price $500.00
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    Blue & Black: Mixed media wall sculpture constructed with a corrugated cardboard base. It is painted with acrylics, and adorned with green and red glass beads.

    2021

    21 x 21 x 4 cm


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    The Thinker - Cotton thread wall sculpture.
    The Thinker - Cotton thread wall sculpture.
    The Thinker - Cotton thread wall sculpture.
    The Thinker - Cotton thread wall sculpture.

    Kai Chan

    Regular price $1,200.00
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    The Thinker - Cotton thread wall sculpture, 2022.

    "These are portraits from threads I took apart from old work. Working with this old material is like having a conversation with an old friend, a kind of intimacy that would not be present otherwise."

    51 x 28 x 18 cm, cotton and silk thread. 

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    Garden wall sculpture
    Kai Chan
    Kai Chan
    Kai Chan

    Kai Chan

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Garden by the River - mixed media wall sculpture

    Materials: plywood, burning brush, lilac,almond, wisteria,dogwod,cider,bamboo,retan, garlic stem, gesso, dye, acrylic paint


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    Sketch with Wire #3 - Green wire wall sculpture.
    Sketch with Wire #3 - Green wire wall sculpture.

    Kai Chan

    Regular price $400.00
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    Sketch with Wire #3 - Green wire wall sculpture.

    "I got these electric wires from a surplus store many years ago. The brilliant metallic colours are most attractive but it took me a while before I found the structure to use them."

    27 x 33 x 5 cm, wire. 2021.

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    Kai Chan was born in 1940 in war time China. This childhood experience has been a significant foundation in building his work, namely looking for stability and peace. He moved with his family to Hong Kong in 1949, and, In 1966 immigrated to Canada.

    This changing of locations and countries have informed him in his art practice, the passage from the East to West regularly appeared in his work. The environment in Canada has also inspired him in the appreciation of simple things in life. He often used material from his household, such as newspaper, toothpicks, spices or tree branches from his garden. His aim is to look for things beyond what is there and to see things that are not there.

    Kai Chan is internationally recognized for his experimental approach to the art of textiles. Chan's work straddles many craft genres and has been exhibited and described as jewellery, basketry, tapestry, fashion, bookwork, fibre work, toys, contemporary art and sculpture. He has exhibited extensively across Canada, as well as in Austria, Australia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Among Kai Chan's numerous grants awards is the Jean A. Chalmers National Crafts Award (1998) and the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Fine Crafts (2002).

    His solo exhibition, Into the Forest, at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte will open in 2022.