Janet Wang

To Exit Is To Enter

Pencil crayon and watercolor paper on paper, printed on vinyl, 118 in x 52 in

Maxon Mills Molasses Tank

May 2023 to May 2024

2023 marked the 100th anniversary of the Exclusion Act in Canada, barring immigration of Chinese people for 24 years. As a second-generation settler, my movement in this drawing is symbolic of what it means to be Chinese in North America today. Am I coming or going? Was I asked to leave or invited in? What lies beyond? With these questions in mind, the doorway becomes a portal, a mysterious passageway into the unknown.

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