RAG presents an installation by Montreal-based artist Karen Tam. Since 2014, Tam has researched artist Lee Nam: a Chinese immigrant to BC in the early 20th century, and a friend and colleague of Canadian painter Emily Carr. At Richmond, Tam evokes the life of this artist and his influence on Carr’s approach to painting in the mid- 1930s. Through a set of exhibitions and residencies at the Mendel Art Gallery (2014) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2017) Tam has reimagined Lee’s painting studio in Victoria, BC’s Chinatown in the 1930s. For Tam’s Richmond exhibition, Lee’s painting studio connects lineages and kinships among Chinese, Hong Kongese, Taiwanese and Canadian ink brush practitioners including Qi Baishi, Sheila Chao, Yu Fei’an, Lui Luk Chun, Anna Wong, Ming Yeung, Jeannie Lee, Pink Ma, Lucy Feng, Harry Yu, Kileasa Wong, and Karen Tam’s mother, Tam Yuen Yin Law. Opening Fri, May 3@ 7pm, Preview Tour at 6pm. Organized in partnership with Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.