The Cosmos and The Sea

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all photos presented works installation views
The Supernatural
2014
mixed media on Mylar
152.5 x 203 cm
Mystery Land and Mystery
2014
mixed media on Mylar
152.5 x 203 cm
Radiance
2008
c-print mounted on sintra
29 x 30.5 cm
Refractions
2008
c-print mounted on sintra
29 x 30.5 cm
Halite Frequencies
2008
c-print mounted on sintra
29 x 30.5 cm
Volcanic Magnetic Glaciers
2008
c-print mounted on sintra
29 x 30.5 cm
Neblonic Rings
2008
c-print mounted on sintra
29 x 30.5 cm
An Ocean Within An Ocean
2008
c-print mounted on sintra
29 x 30.5 cm
Eel
2013
archival pigment ink print on Moab Entrada Rag Bright paper, edition 1/3
46 x 123.5 cm
Octopus
2013
archival pigment ink print on Moab Entrada Rag Bright paper, edition 1/3
37 x 127.5 cm
The Light Around Dark Matter
2014
spray paint on paper
193 x 254 cm
Ocean Currents
2014
spray paint on paper
63 x 96 cm (63 x 48 cm each sheet)
Pastel Sky
2014
spray paint on paper
63 x 96 cm (63 x 48 cm each sheet)
Breadfruit Tree
2014
spray paint on paper
63 x 96 cm (63 x 48 cm each sheet)
Where The Sea and The Cosmos Meet
2014
archival pigment print on Epson paper, edition 1/2
193 x 572.5 cm (193 x 40.5 cm each strip)
Cosmic Mollusk Comet
2007
c-prints, edition 2/2
122 x 103 cm (41.5 x 50.7 cm each sheet)
Circle Four
2013
unprocessed color photo paper, spray paint and salt crystals
50.5 x 101 cm (50.5 x 50.5 cm each sheet)
Circle Four II
2013
unprocessed color photo paper, spray paint and salt crystals
50.5 x 101 cm (50.5 x 50.5 cm each sheet)
Circle Five
2013
unprocessed color photo paper, spray paint and salt crystals
50.5 x 101 cm (50.5 x 50.5 cm each sheet)
Circle Five II
2013
unprocessed color photo paper, spray paint and salt crystals
50.5 x 101 cm (50.5 x 50.5 cm each sheet)
Untitled Seaweeds, no. 1
2014
cyanotype on unprocessed photographic paper
122 x 75.5 cm
Untitled Seaweeds, no. 2
2014
cyanotype on unprocessed photographic paper
122 x 76 cm
Untitled Seaweeds, no. 3
2014
cyanotype on unprocessed photographic paper
117.5 x 91 cm
Untitled Seaweeds, no. 4
2014
cyanotype on unprocessed photographic paper
123 x 76 cm
Untitled Seaweeds, no. 5
2014
cyanotype on unprocessed photographic paper
123 x 76 cm
Particles and Currents
2014
spray paint on paper
259 x 198 cm (64.7 x 50 cm each sheet)
Spires (California Native Plants)
2014
spray paint, pencils, salt crystals, cyanotype on watercolor paper
75.5 x 56 cm
Stalagmites (California Native Plants)
2014
spray paint, pencils, salt crystals, cyanotype on watercolor paper
75.5 x 56 cm
Untitled I (California Native Plants)
2014
cyanotype on watercolor paper
76.5 x 55.5 cm
Untitled II (California Native Plants)
2014
cyanotype on watercolor paper
76.5 x 55.5 cm
Fractal
2013
cyanotype with spray paint on watercolor paper
76 x 28 x 112 cm

SYNOPSIS

Galerie Quynh is pleased to present ‘The Cosmos and The Sea’ – a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Christine Nguyen. A noted artist known for works that draw upon the imageries of science and nature, Christine Nguyen will present a collection of new and recent photo-based work ranging from intimate c-prints to ambitious mural-size work.

Combining drawing with photographic techniques, Christine Nguyen has developed a pioneering practice centered on the manipulation and layering of negatives. Her work revolves around the imaginings of an organic prism, a dream-like world where oceans merge with outer space. Her works depict ferocious ocean currents, meandering creatures, iridescent flora, spiny strata of rocks and other fantastical imagery, each performing a distinctive act in the collective formulation of a mysterious ecosphere. As our vision fluctuates between the micro- and macroscopic, shifting between the primordial organisms dwelling at the bottom of the sea and the gossamer beings floating in the midst of the universe, the complex multilayered works speak volumes about our infinitesimal juxtapositions vis-à-vis the natural world.

Nguyen relentlessly explores the frontier of her materials. Through the development of a personal cosmology where “commonalities among species, forms, and environments become visible and expressive,” she creates works that defy the conventional conceptions of time and space. The quintessential concoction of a mystical bionetwork beyond earthly limits is a suggestion of both past narratives and future possibilities.