Lan Florence Yee
Destabilising “Chinatown” Narratives with Text and Embroidery
WORDS BY ISABELLA ELIAS
TORONTO — VISUAL ARTS — Issue 10
Toronto-based artist Lan Florence Yee’s work centres on the fusion between text and labour-intensive creation. Yee’s art presents a stumbling block to linear narratives of intergenerational knowledge. Through the intensive process of embroidering text onto fabric, Yee showcases experiences of dead ends, futility, failure and repetition. It seeks to deromanticize queer and racialized experiences. As both a visual artist and curator of Chinatown Biennial, a digital exhibit, Yee explores the purpose of taking a closer examination into what we think we know.
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