Lanta Meng, a contemporary New Westminster artist, received initial art education in her native Taiwan. She was encouraged to develop drawing and oriental brush painting skills at an early age. She immigrated to North America in the 1970s and studied at the San Francisco Academy of Art College. She continued her Fine Arts degree at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver in the early 80s. Her areas of study included etching, lithography, pottery, painting and drawing.
Lanta approaches painting as a way to crystallize personal memories and experiences. Influenced by Georgia O’Keeffe and the Group of Seven, she exhibits a keen sense of light and shadow, shapes and forms. Lanta’s paintings are widely collected in Canada and abroad.
Rodrigo Sarrat-Cave began his photographic career in the darkroom of the Photographic Society at the University of British Columbia. The analog chemical process provided ample opportunities for experimentation, as well as cementing the foundations of photography.
In his latest work Rodrigo blends multiple images of a scene to create urban deconstructions that shift reality into ambiguous incomplete puzzles. The imaging process requires precision in one hand and serendipity in the other.
Rodrigo recently retired from commercial photography to pursue personal projects. His work has been exhibited in galleries and public venues in British Columbia and is part of both private and corporate collections.