They are the Sweet Memories

Silas Ng's MFA Project
Wednesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 19, 2023
Lobby – SFU Goldcorp centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings. St., Vancouver

They are the Sweet Memories is a series of seven colour photographs that displays items from Silas Ng’s family archive. Each photograph, arranged on the gallery wall in a line, represents the Ng family’s history and story. Ng creates a contemplative and poetic narrative through the presentation of his parents well used English-Chinese dictionary, family snapshots, passport photos, cassette and VHS tapes. The items are composed in a collage that both conceals and highlights memories of Ng’s parent’s move from Hong Kong to Vancouver. These memories represent a journey that changed the course of the artist’s parents' life.

The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate’s studies, and is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work within the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

March 19, 2023