This work is part of the series New Topographies, a collection of social landscapes exploring ideas around the colonization of nature, the spectacle, and beauty and unrest in the banal. It was exhibited in Vancouver in 2019.
- Material: Inkjet print on Epson Luster Photo Paper
- Dimensions: 11 inches x 14 inches
- Unframed and unmounted
Clare Yow is a Chinese-Canadian visual artist, photographer, and creative freelancer. She resides, works, and parents as a diasporic settler on the unceded, ancestral, and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, colonially known as Vancouver.
Clare’s lens-based art practice is documentary in nature—looking at how race, transnationality, and feminist culture intersect with the materials of everyday life, while memorializing lived experience. Her ongoing works as a flâneuse and female street photographer hold significance as a woman of colour taking up space in traditionally male-dominated realms of the street and the artistic medium. Clare is based out of her studio at BC Artscape Sun Wah in Chinatown where United Aunties was created as an extension of her community-focused art practice. See more at clareyow.com and @studioclareyow.