LOT 12
Morris Lum

Golden Happiness Plaza, Calgary
archival pigment print
3 of 10
20” x 24”
Estimate $1,500 framed

Courtesy of the artist

Morris Lum is a Trinidadian-born artist whose work explores the hybrid nature of the Chinese-Canadian community through photography, form, and documentary practices. His work also examines the ways in which the Chinese history is represented in the media and archival material. He’s been searching for the clusters of Chinatown communities that have been built across Canada and the United States for the purpose of settlement and growth. Lum’s aim is to direct attention towards the functionality of the Chinatown and to explore the generational context of how “Chinese” identity is expressed in these communities.This work is a visual record of the cityscape, highlighting historical and contemporary cultural fixtures such as mom-and-pop stores, Chinese restaurants, and community organizations. Morris’ work has been exhibited and screened across Canada, the United States.