TOPAZ ARTS Visual Arts Program presents Past Present: Resurfacing
a solo exhibition of woodwork, sculpture and painting by An Ngoc Pham
June 14 extended to November 1, 2014
opening reception: Saturday, June 14, 3-6pm
showing by appointment: please email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPAZ ARTS Gallery
55-03 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY
Save the Date!
Sat, Sept 27, 2014 at 2:00pm
Artist Talk with An Ngoc Pham in conversation with Chuong-Dai Vo
TOPAZ ARTS is pleased to present in its newly expanded gallery space a solo exhibition by NYC-based Vietnamese-American artist An Ngoc Pham featuring woodwork, sculpture and painting. Viewing hours are by appointment please email email@example.com.
Past Present: Resurfacing features An Ngoc Pham’s body of work, surveying a 25-year span of works created in New York City. An Pham’s newest series, primarily in woodwork and sculpture, include “Flags” (2014) and “Shadow on the Great Hall of the People” (2012). Earlier works in oil painting “Sister’s Life” (1991) and light sculpture “Christmas in the Time of War” (1999) were originally shown in the 1990s as part of Asian-American arts activists known as Godzilla and in group shows alongside other Vietnamese artists. An Pham’s precise works are ingrained with his views and recollections of growing up in a war-torn country. Honing his skills working as a carpenter for over 25 years and influenced as an artist assistant to sculptors such as the late Richard Artschwager and Dan Flavin, An Pham’s precise works are ingrained with his views and recollections of growing up during the war in Vietnam.
“Carpentry solidifies the hand and the mind to create a work of art. My art is a representation of my political views and my understanding of life.” – An Ngoc Pham