The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is Ghost Towns by Anh-Thuy Nguyen. Anh-Thuy Nguyen is a Dallas based artist originally from Vietnam. Nguyen is currently a MFA candidate studying Studio Art at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Nguyen has exhibited in numerous spaces in Dallas, New York and Arizona. Recently, Nguyen was accepted in the 500XPO 2012 at 500X Gallery. In 2011, Ngyuen presented a solo exhibition titled Hair=To’c at the Doolin Gallery at SMU.
Nguyen is a multi-media artist, whose work spans from photography, video, performance to sound art. Nguyen’s Ghost Towns employs cyanotypes as a medium to communicate a strange yet hauntingly beautiful visual manifestation of her relationship with the west. Using her Vietnamese history as a resource, Nguyen’s work delves deeply into conflicting emotions, feelings, and thoughts. The hidden landscapes of ruined architecture and abandoned buildings illuminate her feelings of solitude that are often experienced in an urban environment.
The opening reception will be on April 5 from 6:00 – 7:00pm at Mercantile Coffee House. Anh-Thuy Nguyen: Ghost Towns will be on view at Mercantile Coffee House through May 12.
Please visit Anh-Thuy Nguyen’s Master of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition at Meadows School of the Arts Pollock Gallery April 2 through April 14.