March 17 – April 1, 2012, Opening reception, Saturday March 17, 4-7 pm
Much of life is premised on cycles. As humans, we are born, grow up, and eventually die. During this process, we give birth to other human beings who perpetuate the genes that we ourselves had inherited. This art exhibition presents how visual artists of Vietnamese descent have addressed the theme “Cycles of Life” in their work. It offers for examination whether aspects of culture (Vietnamese / American / other) have influenced the artists’ understanding and interpretation of this theme. Simultaneously, it aims to show how the artists themselves belong to larger cycles of artistic influence. In positioning one generation of artists adjacent to another generation, the exhibit asks if there are threads of stylistic, cultural, and thematic influence or continuity between artists and artworks.