Morsel Scavengers: Cyclical of the Raining City is the title of Max TS. Yang’s collection that’s now on show at PoMoArts (formerly the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St.) until July 20.
A series of sculptural self-portraits, Morsel Scavengers positions people against animals, highlighting the challenges residents face in urban settings.
Yang, who was PoMoArts’ ceramic artist-in-residence in 2022–23, has his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and won a BMO 1st Art Regional Award.
In a previous artist statement, he wrote that most of his pieces can be described in three words: figurative, repetition and installation.
The latter “gives me the freedom to create a conversation between my works, outside of their physical forms. This ability to communicate within the gallery transforms the space into a story book, allowing the audience to walk through and around the cast and experience the play firsthand.”
Yang’s sculptures can be seen in PoMoArts’ Ann Kitching Gallery.
Meanwhile, also displayed until next week is A Look Inside, a group of whimsical fantasy creatures and objects crafted from natural materials; Nickie Lewis’ exhibit is in the Canadian Pacific Gallery.
PoMoArts is open on weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.