Chun Hua Catherine Dong at art gallery of Hamilton in Canada


Until 7 January 2024, the exhibition WONDER: the real, the surreal, and the fantastic is available to discover Chun Hua Catherine Dong. What is ‘reality’ today? What does it mean to be ‘real’? Is there even such a thing? In an age of reality shows, fake news, and weakened social and political structures, our sense of reality is quickly shifting. Neither fixed nor factual, our individual realities can exist alongside one another’s and never meet. This moment in time led to the idea of creating an exhibition around the idea of reality and sur-reality, or in art terms: Realism, Surrealism and the Fantastic. This exhibition explores the relationship between a logical view of life and the unconscious mind, fantasies, and the dream world. The artists in this show find magic in the unexpected and the unnatural, the overlooked and the odd. Their work challenges values and norms in search of new realities and freedom. Here, imagination is front and centre and driven by the psychological rather than the logical. Organized by theme, the exhibition brings together works by historical and contemporary artists who reflect and reimagine the body and the everyday in staging new and provocative worlds.