Wednesday, July 7, 2010
"Rock Paper Salt" and the art of Christine Nguyen
A good friend of mine also happens to be an amazing artist! Her name is Christine Nguyen and she has an upcoming show at the Huntington Beach Art Center in Huntington Beach, CA. The opening reception is this Friday night, July 9 from 7-9pm. The show will be available for viewing through September 4th. ROCK PAPER SALT is her new exhibition where she will be showing new works using salt crystallization. She combines hand drawn and painted photo negatives, with salt crystallizations and patterns to create photo based artwork. She also incorporates delicate and sensitive drawings on vellem that may be layered to create depth. It's hard to put proper words to her work, so please take a look at her website for a first hand experience! And of course, I highly recommend a viewing of her work in person, because oftentimes the size, scale and breadth of the work in her shows cannot be properly experienced through photographs!
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach CA 92648