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05.27.16 – Work of Ed Pien featured in exhibitions at the Varley Art Gallery and CAFKA.16

The work of Assistant Professor Ed Pien has been included in the upcoming exhibition titled On Your Mark II at the Varley Art Gallery, in Markham. The exhibition is a study of the products and processes of mark making. From both a historic and contemporary perspective, the exhibition explores how artists use marks as both a means to an end, and as ends in themselves. Other artists included in the exhibition are F.H. Varley and Kate Wilson.

On Sunday, May 29th at 1 PM, Ed Pien will give an artist talk about the On Your Mark II exhibition at the Varley Art Gallery. The talk will be followed by an opening reception. For more information, visit www.markham.ca/VarleyArtGallery/UpcomingExhibitions

Ed Pien is also featured in CAFKA.16, a biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the City of Kitchener and across the Region of Waterloo. Ed Pien's work will be among installations, interventions, performances and projections by Acapulco, Jaime Angelopolous, Claire Ashley, Lisa Birke, Paul Chartrand, DodoLab, Meghan Harder, David Jensenius, Scenocosme, Jimmy Limit, Mary Ma, MAW Collective, and Jamelie Hassan. The exhibition opens Saturday, May 28 at 7 PM with a reception at Kitchener City Hall. For more information, visit www.cafka.org

Ed Pien is a Canadian artist based in Toronto. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from York University in Toronto and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. Ed Pien has exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Drawing Centre, New York; La Biennale de Montreal 2000 and 2002; W139, Amsterdam; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, the UK; Centro Nacional e las Artes, Mexico City; The Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico; the Goethe Institute, Berlin; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; as well as the National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.