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  • Julien Nguyen | Returns

    February 20, 2019 – June 16, 2019

Presented by:
Contemporary Arts Center
About the Event:

The exquisite paintings of Los-Angeles-based artist Julien Nguyen incorporate a multitude of muses, idols and mythologies into a historical treatment of today. From Florentine architecture and Mannerist painting to Hollywood film, Japanese anime, and the impossible bodies of video game fantasy, he builds hybrid histories to pose contemporary queries. This storied staging is anchored with resilient, if no less partial subjects who speak to Nguyen’s underlying navigation of his Vietnamese heritage in a complex post-colonial arena. In this place, where religion is frequently employed for political ends, this exhibition highlights Nguyen’s ongoing exploration of the fusion (and strategic confusion) of Church and State – particularly missionary operations conducted via channels of mass media. His virtuosic technique serves as foil in this regard, moving in and out of the pristine finish we expect from the Renaissance to highlight the amorphous, sometimes grotesque ramifications of his content.Curated by Steven Matijcio

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February 20, 2019 – June 16, 2019

  • Fri May 24, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat May 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun May 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon May 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed May 29, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu May 30, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri May 31, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Jun 3, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Jun 5, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Jun 6, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jun 7, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon Jun 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wed Jun 12, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thu Jun 13, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jun 14, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 15, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun Jun 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Category

Visual Arts


Type

Exhibition


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Free

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