The directors of Gallery Viet Nam take great pleasure to announce the debut exhibition from their new home in Tribeca, entitled, “Hidden Faces of Vietnamese Art”. The exhibition will showcase a varied and unique collection of contemporary paintings and sculptures by four renowned artists currently living in Viet Nam.
On the heels of their success from individual shows in Viet Nam, artists Vu Dinh Son, Le Than Thu, Nguyen Gia Huong and Hua Thanh Binh have come together to present their works in their inaugural show in New York. These artists embody a diversified set of talents whose inspiration is derived from a variety of sources:
Vu Dinh Son – Son’s earliest childhood memories are colored by the devastation of the war and its horrifying consequences on his family. Yet, his paintings depict bucolic scenes of rural life, with the use of vibrant greens and gold to portray the seasonal harvest.
Le Thanh Thu – Growing up on the streets of Saigon, Thu has been inspired by invaluable friendships that have influenced his life. His works reflect a concern for a world that he feels is developing without direction and presages the possible chaos that may ensue.
Nguyen Gia Huong – A sculptor living in Viet Nam during a time where the struggle for recognition as a female artist is ongoing, Huong’s pieces reflect the unconditional love that parents have for their children.
Hua Thanh Binh – In a world where technology is inevitably changing the appearance of Viet Nam, Binh seeks to capture images of his country that he feels will soon disappear. Thus, the rapidly fading customs and traditions of old will still live for future generations to see in his works.