Furious Beauty by Sarah Nguyen
June 7 – June 26, 2019
RECEPTION: Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 6 PM - 9 PM
Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present, Solo Show [Down]; Best in Show winner: Sarah Nguyen.
With this body of work, I use a balance of abstract and representational forms in order to sever the connection between shape and meaning, connecting the viewer instead to the cut of the knife, so that s/he becomes complicit in the art. Folklore, reverence, refinement of nature, observance of daily life, are the concepts behind my work.
Using folklore as the source of my artistic inspiration I mean to return the viewer temporarily to a state of childhood, dwelling in the senses, immersed in the images of stories, experiencing the primacy of the physical. Whether the viewer, when they turn away from the canvas, or scrolls, seeks mental liberation, or sensory indulgence, is a matter of significance for them. I am less interested in directing their conclusions as I am in revealing them. The desired effect of this body of work upon the viewer is self-investigation.