Ron Tran, “The Kitchen Garden at Home/Store” (installation view), 2015. Photo: Dennis Ha.

Taking place in our exhibition room at 221 E Georgia Street, The Kitchen Garden at Home/Store centres on the purchasing, modification and commensurate re-sale of products sourced exclusively from businesses within Vancouver’s Chinatown. Developed in the weeks leading up to the opening as well as throughout the project, Vancouver-based artist Ron Tran will use the exhibition as a vehicle for financial and social exchange, exploring the shifting consumer culture in the neighbourhood, not as a declaration of cultural obsolescence but by participating in the vitality of an existing community.