july, 2021

10jul(jul 10)10:00 am13mar(mar 13)5:00 pmJAN WADE: SOUL POWER(july 10) 10:00 am - (march 13) 5:00 pm 750 Hornby StreetEvent Type:Art EventAdmission Type:Ticketed


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For over thirty years, Jan Wade has been creating mixed-media paintings, textiles and sculptural objects, drawing upon her lived experience as an African Canadian person and her mixed cultural heritage. Jan Wade: Soul Power brings together the artist’s diverse body of work alongside new pieces made specifically for the exhibition.

Personal experience and sustained research inform Wade’s unique practice, which she conceptualizes as an ongoing journey—one that is philosophical, cultural, intellectual and embodied—as she explores the places and practices of her ancestors alongside contemporary political concerns and social issues.

Political, social, spiritual and material transformations are integral to Wade’s practice, and she often uses found objects and recycled materials in her works. Picked up in alleys, given to her by friends and sourced from thrift stores, these objects are used to point to a “generational ecological consciousness practiced by the disenfranchised.” In other words, Wade’s unique aesthetic was born out of necessity as well as social conscience.


July 10 (Saturday) 10:00 am - March 13 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street

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