Sarah Nguyen: "Gathering the Names"

Sarah Nguyen: "Gathering the Names"

Start date

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 11:00am

End date

Friday, February 28, 2020, 5:00pm

Location

The Gallery at Penn College

1 College Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701
United States

Sarah Nguyen uses a balance of abstract and representational forms to sever the connection between shape and meaning, connecting the viewer instead to the cut of the knife, so that she or he becomes complicit in the art. Folklore, reverence, refinement of nature, and observance of daily life are the concepts behind her work.

Using folklore as the source of artistic inspiration, Nguyen attempts to temporarily return the viewer to a state of childhood: dwelling in the senses, immersed in the images of stories, experiencing the primacy of the physical. The desired effect of this body of work upon the viewer is self-investigation.

Nguyen is a multimedia artist. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions and publications nationally and internationally. She received her BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in painting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.