Lot 25    
Florence Yee

Seeking Pictures of Toisan
oil on canvas
40” x 30” x 0.75”
Estimate $2000

Courtesy of the artist 

Florence Yee is a Cantonese-struggling visual artist and recovering workaholic based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Their practice uses text-based art, sculpture, and textile installation with the intimacy of doubt. Seeking Pictures of Toisan comes as a continuation of a poster series made during the pandemic. As opposed to the posters that were stapled to billboards in the city, this painted iteration takes into consideration its interior placement. The wallpaper is from their grandmother's house in Montreal and stems of Chinese Evergreens, contextualizing an obfuscated desire to find memories. Yee holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from OCAD University. In 2019, Yee co-founded The Institute of Institutional Critique. They are currently the Co-Director of Tea Base, a grassroots collective in Tkaronto’s Chinatown.