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Recent Exhibition:

The Golden Age: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
presented by TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. and
Todd B. Richmond & Paz Tanjuaquio co-curated with Chương-Đài Võ

an exhibition by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez
in collaboration with Carol Cassidy, Lionel Descostes, Nic Ford, Joe Fyfe, Sébastien Gouju, Jean Sébastien Grill, Francis Morandini and Emma Perrochon

on view June 4 to 25, 2016
opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 3-6pm

Join us for a talk at 3:00pm, Sat, June 4th: a conversation with artist Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, art historian Jane DeBevoise (Asia Art Archive), moderated by Chương-Đài Võ Admission is complimentary.

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TOPAZ ARTS Visual Arts Program is pleased to present The Golden Age: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam – an exhibition by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez, on view June 4 to 25, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, June 4, 3-6pm, with a talk at 3pm: a conversation with Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez with Jane DeBevoise (Asia Art Archive), moderated by Chương-Đài Võ. Admission is complimentary.

The Golden Age: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam is a “travelogue” and “experimental diary” of Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez’s artist residencies, projects and travels in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia over the past decade. Born in Auxerre, the French artist of Catalan, Cretan and Vietnamese descent first went to Vietnam in 2006. Influenced by his regular travels to Asia since then, he has developed a post- abstraction practice that engages with questions of translation, the decontextualization and transformation of familiar practices, and collaborations with artists of different genres and media.

In collaboration with other artists who have visited or presently live in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Dialynas Sanchez creates sculptures, paintings and multi-media work that are part found forms and part artistic interpretation. The works blur the line between art and craft, tradition and innovation, painting and photography, visual art and music, and the artistic and the documentary.

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image: “Night on Earth”, 2016 by Frédéric Dialynas Sanchez & Jean Sébastien Grill

The TOPAZ ARTS Visual Arts Program is made possible, in part, by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.


Past Exhibitions:

Topaz Arts presents
Case Studies
-  group exhibition featuring
Joseph Paul Fox  |  Ged Merino  |  Orange  |  Roger Rothstein  |  Junko Yamada
with works by Todd B. Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio

on view March 12 to May 7, 2016
opening reception: Sat, March 12, 3-6pm
closing reception: Sat, May 7, 3-6pm

55-03 39th Avenue > directions
viewing hours by request >

Curators Todd B. Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio have long been inspired by Joseph Cornell, an American artist who lived most of his life on Utopia Parkway in Queens where he created his renowned works that influenced the genre of assemblage and collage. For Case Studies, Topaz Arts presents a group exhibition of New York City artists whose works take a contemporary approach to collage, assemblage, encasing, and sculpture – featuring Joseph Paul Fox, Ged Merino, Orange, Roger Rothstein, Junko Yamada, plus special guest artists during the exhibition, on view from March 12 to May 7, 2016.

There will be a closing reception on Sat, May 7, 3-6pm, in conjunction with an informal performance by Dylan Crossman at 5pm in the dance studio for Topaz Arts Series: Choreographers in the Studio.

The TOPAZ ARTS Visual Arts Program is made possible, in part, by New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs.

TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. presents
Territory: Unlimited
a group exhibition featuring artwork by the 
Society of Philippine-American Artists (SPAA)

on view October 16 to November 21, 2015
opening reception: Fri, Oct 16th, 6-8pm
closing reception: Sat, Nov 21, 2-5pm

Read a review of the exhibition >
A Philippine panoply of art shows diverse views” – by Cristina Schreil, Queens Chronicle

The exhibition features 20 members of the Society of Philippine-American Artists (SPAA):
Aurora Caparas-Corpuz, Lorina Capitulo, Reynaldo Cardenas, Ronald Cortez, Cheryle Cranbourne, 
Dr Mars Custodio, Angelito L David, Oscar R Dizon, Carlos L Esguerra, Christopher Fallarme, 
Lenore RS Lim, Athena Santos Magcase-Lopez, Chato Morando, Mirinisa Myers, Ameurfina Nazario, 
Dr Godfrey C Pinder, Luz Marie Tan, Archie Reyes, Ching Valdes-Aran,  Dr Copernico J Villaruel, Jr.


Paintings by Todd Bradford Richmond

TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. presents

Mind Field: Oil and Oranges
a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings by Todd Bradford Richmond
on view May 15 to August 15, 2015

opening reception: Friday, May 15, 2015, 6-9pm
during TOPAZ ARTS’ 15th Year Celebration
Admission is complimentary. at TOPAZ ARTS, 55-03 39th Avenue, Woodside, NY, 11377
#7 to 61st/Woodside or R, M to Northern Blvd: directions >
Gallery hours are by appointment: please email

Celebrating its 15th year, TOPAZ ARTS is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by founding artist Todd B. Richmond 
in a new series of large-scale paintings “Mind Field: Oil and Oranges”. These inspired works, created while in Southern California, are at once lush with color and imagery against the materials of exposed linen, oil paint, aluminum and tar. Conceptually depicting arboretums, oil fields, and urban elements, the work surveys the dichotomy of land use and natural resources, capturing the fading era of coastal citrus orchards now dwindling due to drought and development.

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Past Exhibitions

TOPAZ ARTS presents four exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and established visual artists, in painting, photography, printmaking, installation, performance art, new media, and sculpture. Past Exhibitions at TOPAZ ARTS have featured the following artists:


AA Bronson – artist talk

Mark L. Blackshear

Philip Brutz

Hector Canonge

Jason A. CinaNew Work

Avy Claire

R. Lane Clark

Chris Freeman

Roy Fowler New Paintings

Yuka Hirata

Tenjin Ikeda

Haejae Lee

Iris Lezak

Timothy Lomas

Clarinda Mac Low

Manuel Ocampo  – 2012 Artist in Residence

An Ngoc Pham

Ben Pritchard

Brian Dean Richmond

Todd B. Richmond – Mind Field: Oil & Oranges

Roger Rothstein

Satomi Shirai

Bandaul SreyMemory of Smoke

Greg M. Stowell

Mamerto Tindongan – Unearthing the Magic

Alan Ulrich

Todd Richmond | Mark T. Simpson | Paz Tanjuaquio



Beyond Portraits – a group exhibition featuring works by
Kameelah Janan Rasheed | Qinza Najm | Weidi Zhang | Zain AlSowaigh

Unearthing the Magic – a solo exhibition of wood sculptures by Mamerto Tindongan

InAction: the Virtuosity of Presence
featuring portraits of 40+ dance artists by Sylvain Guenot

Under the Influence a group exhibition featuring artists:
Chris Freeman | Tenjin Ikeda | Todd Richmond | Alan Ulrich

“1975″ – a group exhibition featuring works by
Anida Yoeu Ali | Amy Lee Sanford | LinDa Saphan
curated by Chuong-Dai Vo

Bastards of Misrepresentation: New York Edition
curated by Manuel Ocampo featuring 20 Manila-based artists:
Poklong Anading, Yason Banal, Bea Camacho, Valeria Cavestany, Lena Cobangbang, 
Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Dex Fernandez, Arvin Flores, Dina Gadia, David Griggs, 
Robert Langenegger, Romeo Lee, Pow Martinez, Jayson Oliveria, Carlo Ricafort, Timo Roter, 
Gerry Tan, MM Yu, Maria Jeona Zoleta

AHRC New York

Project Diversity 2007:

Andrea Bonifacio | John Day | Ik-Kyu Kim
Elliott Lloyd | Desi Minchillo | Natalia Nakazawa
Lisa Renko and Michael Matel | Sam Shaffer

Silent Auction Contributing Artists:

Alyson Aliano | Philip Brutz | Avy Claire
Molissa Fenley | Roy Fowler | Luis H. Francia
Tenjin Ikeda | Rebecca Klementovich | Haejae Lee
Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer | Timothy Lomas
MMBC/ Mason Maxey – Bobby Clifton collaboration
Richard Miceli | Roger Rothstein | Sam Shaffer | Greg Stowell