Title: In Between

Artist: Ed Pien   Exhibition year: 2009

Ed Pien in his previous installations has drawn upon a host of allusions: the labyrinth as metaphor of the inner and outer journey of human existence, the forest as locus of change and challenge, and the body as both the ultimate home for every human being, and as a place of vulnerability. He invites the viewer to explore the cultural and social implications associated with sense of place, and concocts an ambiguous blend of conflicting references. “In my installations I am interested in how the viewers embody and negotiate their way through a given space. At The Tree Museum's natural environment offers Pien's work explores the effects of light and shadows in order to elicit perceptual experiences that celebrate both the tangible and intangible, the real and the imagined. Conceptually his work is a poetic and political meditation on the human condition, using fear, vulnerability, curiosity and wonder as starting points.

Ed Pien received his BFA from UWO and MFA from York University. His extensive exhibition history includes the Drawing Centre, New York; La Biennale de Montreal; Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City; and The Goethe Institute, Berlin and the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester. Pien is represented by Birch Libralato, Toronto, Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain in Montreal and Galerie Maurits van de Laar in The Hague.