Kim Chan's beautiful acrylic paintings are representational, though they depict abstracted views of the human body fully or half-submerged in water. The subject matter is straight out of Davic Hockney, but Chan typically moves in for a closer look, isolating her figures from posh or objectified circumstances. Their blobbliness under water, and the shadows that inevitable rest beneath them, suggest the self-reflexive, phychological aspects of a cool dip.
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David Balzer, Toronto Life, May 2008