Solo exhibition of Canal Cheong Jagerroos 'Pure Affection' at Rui Cunha Foundation, Macau, China
純觸覺:張彤茹個人作品展
弘揚中國古典文化及鼓勵本澳年青人逐夢

Exhibition duration: 21. 2 – 21. 3. 2014
Opening reception: 21. 2. 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00 (with cocktail served)
‘Canal in Conversation’ hosted by Mr. Denis Murrel (Australia / Macau artist) / 21. 2. 2014 at 19:00 to 19:30

Rui Cunha Foundation, with the joint effort of Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, has the pleasure to invite the 55th Venice Biennale Participant Macao Artist Canal Cheong Jagerroos to hold ‘Pure Affection: Solo Exhibition of Canal Cheong Jagerroos. Besides of celebrating Canal’s participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale, the goal of this exhibition is to encourage the reassertion of Chinese tradition, culture, and heritage in this globalized world, as well as conveying to Macao youngster to work hard and be persistent to their dream and one day they will shine like Canal.

In this exhibition, Canal attempts to explore the enthusiasm towards life, as well as the planned and spontaneous moments that bind the material and immaterial realms. Inspired by ancient Chinese philosophies, poems, nature as well as the Artist’s unique experience of having lived in various different countries for more than 20 years, Canal’s work have incorporate creative techniques that involve using multiple layers of rice paper, acrylic, ink, and traditional Chinese pigments and mixed medium to derive a sense of depth on canvas. Canal has participated in more than 40 solo / group exhibitions worldwide in the past 20 years and more than 400 pieces of Canal’s paintings are cherished by worldwide Art lovers and art collectors.

In order to disseminate the message of the Artist and this Exhibition, Rui Cunha Foundation has organized several extended events which include Canal in Conversation – a sharing session of the artist hosted by Macao/Australia artist Mr. Denis Murrell during the exhibition opening, guided tours to Macao students conducted in person by Canal, and a charity auction which the raised fund will be 100% donated to charity.

Location: Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery
Avenida da Praia Grande, No.749 R/C
Macau, China
Free admission
Operating hours: Mon to Fri 10:00-19:00 Sat from 15:00-19:00
Sunday and public holiday are closed
Curator: Ms. Chihong Choi (chihong@fundacao-rc.org)
Tel: (853) 2892 3288

Rui Cunha Foundation web: ruicunha.org/frc/?p=1992
‘Pure Affection’ Charity Auction: ruicunha.org/frc/?p=2414
Artist website: absolutearts.com/canaljagerroos/
Artist website: canaljagerroos.com/

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