I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely artist, Van Nguyen last Weekend who works from her studio in the Arlington Arts Center. She explained her abstract art in relation to her Vietnamese heritage as well as the power of art to address peace as a state of being.
Van Nguyen has recently introduced figurative elements into her paintings. Elongated women with symbolic references to strength, shelter and beauty dominate her recent canvases. Birds resembling doves rest on the tree like branchs of the women's arms. Van Nguyen's paintings are poignant reminders, like subtle whispers that evoke a reflective stillness about the active nature of love and peace.
You can see her work in REMIX at the Arlington Arts Center opening
on August 15, 2006
Reception: September 8, 6:00-9:00 pm
Arlington Art Center
3350 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201