Fall Season Art Multiple - Ed Pien's 'Trafficking'

Gendai Gallery presents Ed Pien's art multiple TRAFFICKING, curated by Su-Ying Lee, as the second installment of the four-season-cycle food-art subscription service MMMMM...Gendai Kitchen.

Ed Pien's edition of hand-embroidered secret pouches containing compartments specially designed to store seeds that may be collected during one's travels. Trafficking makes direct reference to stores of Chinese migrants and refugees who have stowed valuables in hidden compartments sewn into their clothing for safekeeping. 

This edition of Pien's work celebrated our natural world and the countless plants that hold cultural significance. Aside from providing sustenance, many are imbued with sacred forces and magical healing powers.

Emily Fitzpatrick