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Even the most beautiful morning cannot bring back the evening
Petrina Ng in collaboration with Anne Campbell, Christie Carrière, Rachel Wallace, and Lan Florence Yee
September 17 - October 13, 2022

Opening Reception & Mahjong Workshop Saturday, September 24th 1-3PM
Artist Talk as part of Art Now! Speakers' Series Thursday, October 13th 7PM
Exhibition Essay by Joy Xiang
Join us at Forest City Gallery for the opening reception of Even the most beautiful morning cannot bring back the evening and mahjong workshop this Saturday, September 24th from 1 - 3PM. Food and refreshments will be available. 

The exhibition’s title, Even the most beautiful morning cannot bring back the evening, is a (perhaps poor) translation of a Chinese proverb, and utilized here to refer to cultural loss by means of colonialism and migration. The proverb offers a contrary perspective to its western and more optimistic counterpart, “it’s always darkest before dawn”.

Anne Campbell, Petrina Ng, and Rachel Wallace share their latest collaboration: an editioned set of hand-cast, ceramic mahjong tiles. Featuring calligraphy by Alice Liang, the tiles have been reimagined from a contemporary and diasporic perspective. Community members are invited to take part in game play.

Christie Carrière and Lan Florence Yee’s publication, "Mahjong, here, there, now, always" offers socio-political insight into the game’s East/Southeast Asian origins and community-rooted legacies. Re-published by small press Durable Good, this booklet also doubles as an instruction manual for learning to play.    

Petrina Ng is an artist and organizer based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Her practice proposes alternative responses to redress subtle legacies of colonialism. Petrina’s collaborative work as Gendai (with curator Marsya Maharani) responds to BIPOC labour conditions of arts work. Their research and practice of collective values experiments with alternative economies and radical allyship to work towards a more equitable arts sector. She is also runs Durable Good (with designer Rachel Wallace), a small publishing studio that supports artists, writers, and thinkers who work within feminist, equitable, and engaged frameworks; and newly launched Waard Ward collective that utilizes floristry as a means to embody decolonial research and newcomer community building.

Anne Campbell is an artist who works in ceramics and sculpture.

Christie Carrière is a visual artist.
Rachel Wallace is a graphic designer and visual collaborator.
Lan Florence Yee (they/he) is a visual artist and co-founder of Chinatown Biennial.
Editorial input for Mahjong Here, There, Now, Always by Hannia Cheng.

Special thanks to Alexx Boisjoli.

Forest City Gallery's Annual General Meeting 2022
Thursday, September 29th 2022, 6 - 8PM
The meeting will take place online on Zoom conferencing. Please visit the FCG website for zoom link and AGM documents. 

What's an Annual General Meeting?
The AGM is an opportunity to meet our current Board of Directors, elect new members to the Board of Directors, to learn about all that we have accomplished during the past year, and to hear about new programming and community initiatives. We welcome you to share in our success and we always welcome your input and ideas as we develop another year of exhibitions, workshops, talks, and events. 

Membership & Voting
All are welcome to attend but only FCG members in good standing are eligible to vote at the AGM. If you would like to become a member or your membership has lapsed, please visit the Membership page on the FCG website to renew or become a member before the AGM. Sustaining your membership allows you to be an active participant of London’s only artist-run centre. A strong membership base is essential in allowing us to fulfill our mandate of supporting innovative artistic practices and emerging artists.

If you are a member in good standing and are unable to attend the AGM, in accordance with our bylaws you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. If you will be voting by proxy we ask that you contact [email protected] to make arrangements before the date of the meeting.
Our mailing address is:
1025 Elias Street
N5W 3P6

FCG's programs and exhibitions are free and accessible to all thanks to the
generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council,
London Arts Council, and the London Community Foundation. 

We are grateful to our artists, members, volunteers, donors, and community partners.
Our operations rely on your generous and dedicated support.

Please consider becoming a member of FCG.

For information on our programming, or for other general inquiries
please contact the gallery at [email protected]

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