Once For A While
Chrystal's debut solo exhibition explores the humour in the Vietnamese-Canadian immigration experience as a way of combating racism and connecting Canadians of all backgrounds through the awkward experience of finding one’s place in unfamiliar territory.
These works debuted at the Chapel Gallery in Victoria BC in January of 2022 and was subsequently installed at the McPherson Playhouse in partnership with the Victoria Arts Council. In the same year, the project went on to be featured in the Royal BC Museum's Learning Portal Pathway Vietnamese Canadian Experiences in BC to support teachers in BC with content on the diverse experiences of Canadians.
I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts
Media for Once For A While
January 23, 2022, CBC News,
Victoria painter depicts immigrant life for Vietnamese Canadian families in solo exhibit by Winston Szeto
January 23, 2022 Victoria News, Victoria artist’s new exhibit explores Canadian identity through immigrant family’s eyes by Jane Skrypnek
January 17, 2022 CBC Radio All Points West live interview
Faith Tides, Art exhibition explores Vietnamese life in Canada
Hanging the Exhibit, January 2022
Opening Night Presentation for Once For A While, Jan 2022