Gwenessa Lam » Profile


Vancouver, BC


Personal Statement

In my work, I explore domestic and historical spaces as sites of collective memory, and conversely, the threat of amnesia when they are destroyed.  My paintings and drawings are culled from public documentation of shared spaces, frequently captured after a catastrophic event.  They depict singular objects, buildings, and tableaux surviving natural or human-made disasters.  At times, private artifacts or environments become public through shared documentation. Through the gesture of erasure and inversion, I am interested in how narratives surrounding these images are transformed when placed under threat or duress.


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