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"Han Nguyen: New Work"
2004-11-11 until 2004-12-24
Stephen Cohen Gallery
Los Angeles, CA,
USA United States of America
Han Nguyen: New Work, a new exhibition to be held at the Stephen Cohen Gallery November 11 – December 24, will highlight the sensuous exploration of self and body, as captured by this world renowned artist through the use of a pinhole camera. The show, which will commence with an opening reception on November 11th from 7 – 9PM, will feature self-portraits of Nguyen, some reconfigured in collages and some presented in an elegant circular soft focus format that promise to lead the audience to interpretations of humor, sensuality and disconcert.
Born in Hue, Vietnam in 1956, Nguyen immigrated to the United States in 1975 and settled in San Diego, California where he currently lives and works. Largely self-taught, his creativity takes place primarily in a studio where he utilizes parts of his body, including his arms, legs and torso, to deliver large-scale, transcendent photographs filled with emotion.
Nguyen has always referenced his body; it being the one durable always present thing in his life; thus he is never without a starting point, inspiration, and a deep understanding of the thing he is acquainted with the best. This new exhibition is a continuation of earlier bodywork, another step down a path that is a sensuous investigation into being and existence, classless, without country unencumbered by language and culture.
His photographs are featured in the collections of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, Sheldon Memorial Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Key Corporation Art Collection and the Nash Edition Collection, as well as several private Collections.
(Collage Series) 2004