Inventory # HO20821-E20202-001


Carpet Head, Carpet Tail
archival pigment print, diptych, 2017
23 1/2 x 15 in 59.7 x 38.1 cm

Collection of the Artist

BAF, Here, under our tongue, August 9 - September 22, 2018
Centre A, Everything is a Façade, September 6 - October 26, 2019

Tom Hsu is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada working predominantly in photography. Recently solo exhibitions include Around the corner at Libby Leshgold Gallery (2021); a spot behind the ear at Macaulay Fine Art (Capture Photography Festival) (2021); handwork at Telephone Gallery (Macaulay Fine Art) (2020); an urge to propose forbidden thoughts and playing with fire at Richmond Art Gallery (Capture Photography Festival (2019); and A Hint Will Keep You Wandering at Yactac Gallery (2018) all in Vancouver. Recent group exhibitions include WE BUY GOLD at Gallery TPW in Toronto (2021); Wicked with Vancouver's Queer Art Festival (2020); Everything is a Façade at Centre A in Vancouver (2019); A Vibrant Assemblage (Access Annual Auction Fundraiser) in Vancouver (2015); and The Facility for Consideration at UNIT/PITT also in Vancouver (2015). Hsu holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. In 2018, Hsu undertook a residency at Burrard Arts Foundation amounting in an exhibition of new work called Here, under our tongue where he explored the material excess detectable across images – reminiscent of Jacques Derrida’s obsessive monoprint addressing the cinder: the thing that remains, tied down to documentation and also erased by it.

Tom Hsu is a visual artist whose work seeks to investigate the curious condition of spaces, and their correlation to the bodies that attend them. He comes from a base in analog photography, and this stability allows him to extend into made, found, and choreographic sculpture, all of which deal with the everyday mundane. Carpet Head, Carpet Tail is an edition of 5.

Please note: the dimensions are of one work.

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