Lunar Tails: Ruminations on Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

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April 4 -29, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11-5pm

Opening reception:
Friday, April 6, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

This spring, in the Year of the Dog, Corey Mah ("amiable Rat") and Barb Snyder ("mischievous Monkey") present work exploring the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese animal zodiac, or shengxiao (‘born resembling’), is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date birth years. What stories can be told (or imagined) and what beliefs or scepticism can be promulgated by this eastern zodiac? Are we simply entertained or can our character and fate be influenced by fortunes and cycles ruled by the moon? With both humour and reverence, Barb and Corey invite you to enjoy their latest exhibition, "Lunar Tails: Ruminations on the Animals of the Chinese Zodiac".

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Barb's linocut: "Brave Tiger"

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Corey's linocut: "Charming Serpent"