Ken Lum at Marc Jancou Contemporary

Ken Lum, Norgate Mall, 2013
Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to present works from Ken Lum’s Mini-Mall series for the first exhibition in its new location. Over the course of his thirty-year career, Lum has developed a large and complex body of work that focuses on the complexity of identity formation in both public and private realms. The exhibition will include works shown at the artist’s 2012 survey at the Vancouver Art Gallery as well as new pieces being presented for the first time.

Lum’s Mini-Mall works build upon ideas of subjectivity and community set forth in his earlier Shopkeeper (2000-2009) series, exhibited last year at Jancou in Geneva. The Shopkeeper series comprises individualized sign-like works for fictitious but plausible urban communities marked by immigration flux and economic turmoil. The Mini-Mall series calls attention to community formation within the parameters of the sign form itself. The works point to the diverse and changing ethnic and economic demographics of the neighborhoods to which they serve.

Marc Jancou Contemporary
24 West 57th Street, 6th Floor

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