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Thien Do
Don't learn bad things
2007
acrylic and collage on canvas
145 x 145 cm
Tran Van Thao
Rain in Sunlight I
2008
acrylic on canvas
90 x 125 cm
Tran Van Thao
Rain in Sunlight III
2008
acrylic on canvas
120 x 160 cm
Nguyen Thanh Truc
Vertical I
2008
acrylic and collage on canvas
200 x 100 cm
Nguyen Thanh Truc
Vertical II
2008
acrylic and collage on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2008
Chinese ink and pencil on Aquafine paper
30 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2008
Chinese ink, watercolor and pencil on Aquafine paper
21 x 30 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2008
pencil and watercolor on Aquafine paper
30 x 21 cm
Sandrine Llouquet
Untitled
2008
Chinese ink, watercolor and pencil on Aquafine paper
30 x 21 cm
Nguyen Trung
Urban I
2008
acrylic and papier-mâché on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Nguyen Trung
Crying River I
2008
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Nguyen Trung
Crying River II
2008
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Hoang Duong Cam
Representation in the Meaning of a Metaphor for a Forest as Endoscopy / Links Between Locations #7
2008
digital c-print, ed. 7 + 1 AP
120 x 205 cm
Do Hoang Tuong
Woman Head
2008
oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 120 cm
Do Hoang Tuong
Figure with Bird
2008
oil and acrylic on canvas
150 x 120.5 cm
Do Hoang Tuong
Bird
2008
oil and acrylic on canvas
115 x 135 cm
George Papadimas
Untitled
2008
digital c-print, edition of 3 + 1 AP
45 x 75 cm
George Papadimas
Untitled
2008
digital c-print, edition of 3 + 1 AP
45 x 75 cm
George Papadimas
Untitled
2008
digital c-print, edition of 3 + 1 AP
45 x 75 cm
George Papadimas
Untitled
2008
digital c-print, edition of 3 + 1 AP
45 x 75 cm

SYNOPSIS

Do Hoang Tuong has recently been developing paintings of solitary figures oftentimes with a tiny bird that appears to antagonize or mock the individual.  Highlighting both the strength and frailty of existence, Tuong’s work communicates loss, fear and madness.

Thien Do’s latest work takes the Vietnamese word ‘bay’ as its departure for a series of paintings that question the regulations and guidelines in our lives.  ‘Bay’ – depending on context – can be translated as improper, false, unethical, immoral, obscene, evil, misleading, unauthorized or politically incorrect.  Incorporating newsprint from local papers, Thien obscures the printed words and images and creates a deceptively subdued, muted body of work that belies its content.

Hoang Duong Cam will be exhibiting one work from his large-format photographic series “Representation in the meaning of a metaphor for a forest as endoscopy / links between locations.”  The historic Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi is featured in this particular photo with Cam, alone, lying peacefully on his back.  The photograph was assembled using hundreds of images – the process of reconstructing the image slowly and methodically hints at the series’ central idea of losing and locating your self/ego.

Sandrine Llouquet will present delicate watercolor drawings.  Both curious and familiar, amusing and vexing, the works are imaginative and magical.

Nguyen Thanh Truc’s new paintings comprise strips of uniformly shredded paper from magazines arranged vertically onto canvas.  Text and image from the magazines are reinterpreted as a steady stream of unintelligible information.

Created with a palette of white and soft grey-blue/green, Nguyen Trung’s new work sees the artist’s frenetic calligraphic scrawls from “Blackboard” (2004) replaced with fuller strokes and squiggles that possess a calmness and fluidity of movement.

Known more for his sculptural practice based on strict methodologies, George Papadimas will be showing four new photographs taken in Ho Chi Minh City.  The intriguing images communicate the artist’s immediate surroundings, overlaid with a narrow depth of field blurring the lines of reality.

Tran Van Thao’s “Rain in Sunlight” paintings are poetic ruminations on life’s non-events.