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Pepa Chan – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk


Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk explores abandonment and childhood trauma, making emphasis on the contrast between destruction and rebirth. This work is testament of our ability to rebuild and learn from the past, to evolve as human beings and recover.

Opening reception: May 16th at 5pm

About the artist:

Pepa Chan’s work is a reflection on childhood trauma and the unseen or unrealized human potential. She collects toys, dolls and old photographs to use in her work as metaphors and symbols for how childhood experiences shapes us in ways we cannot control. Chan’s need to deconstruct collected objects is juxtaposed with her desire to nurture and care for the youth. Creating from these intense emotions helps her release in a passionate and obsessive way, creating disturbing characters and a nightmarish ambience that moves through her work.

Pepa Chan is a self-taught visual artist and art educator originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the gallery assistant at St. Michael’s Printshop and also a screen printer at Living Planet Studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Chan is primarily a painter but she also works with sculpture, printmaking, performance and installation art. In addition to being part of The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection, her work has been featured in exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. She also holds various private collections in North America, Argentina and the UK.