Horror Fables

Horror Fables

Howie Tsui

From April 12th to May 5th
Opening April 12th, 2013 from 6-9pm

Horror Fables draws from ancient Asian ghost tales, Buddhist hell scrolls, bestiaries, Hong Kong vampire films and supernatural anecdotes from Tsui’s family, satirizing the disturbing climate of fear in contemporary culture. Presented as a series of stunning works on paper, and incorporating Ming Dynasty inspired scroll painting and extended narrative, Horror Fables draws paralells between the moralistic teachings of traditional folklore and our incresingly illegible and frenetic modern context. Born in Hong Kong, Tsui spent time in Nigeria as a child, eventually settling with his family in Canada. Tsui is a graduate of the university of Waterloo and is currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Tsui has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past at the Asia Art Museum in San Francisco, Centre A in Vancouver, and Friendly Fire at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Horror Fables marks Tsui’s second solo exhibition with LE Gallery.