Gordon Smith (1919-2020) is a key figure in contemporary Canadian art. Since the 1950s, he continuously expanded the dialogue between abstraction and representation through painting and print. His work has been an evolving search for balance between abstraction and his love of the Canadian landscape. The two occasionally gathered together after Zheng immigrated to Vancouver, and Zheng introduced his works to the Chinese community. In 2015, Zheng gifted a portrait of him for his 95-birthday. The portrait attests the great respect and admiration for Gordon, as contemporaries and colleagues in the local art scene. The three works exhibited were gifted to Zheng by Gordon Smith, which witnessed the friendship between this highly respected Canadian artist and significant Chinese scholar.