Uprooted – Solo Exhibition by Hong-Bich Huynh Vernon at klPac

Start Date
April 1, 2014
End Date
April 1, 2014
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Entitled ‘Uprooted’, the latest works of Hong-Bich Huynh Vernon will be exhibited at her upcoming solo exhibition at klPac (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre). The show will be held from September 25th to 8th October and it will be showcasing a few types of media that Hong-Bich has been often been associated with.

The gallery will showcase artworks from Hong-Bich that include sculpture, water colours, oil and encaustics from this renowned Vietnamese-American artist. This would be her second exhibition in Malaysia and as the title implies, the body of work of this show are driven through her own experience. As an artist, Hong-Bich is very established where her works of several types of media have travelled to numerous countries like the United States, around Asia as well as towards Europe, encompassing the likes of France, Switzerland and Italy.

Essentially, this would be the body of work from Hong-Bich which will address issues like the physiological and psychological consequences of refugees who are often ‘uprooted’ from their own homes and then pushed towards dwelling in different places which are not of their best choices and environment. There is also the wax encaustic media used by her which typically is an ancient medium known to be used by the Greek artists whose works were seen more than 3 thousand years ago.

Part of the proceeds of the show will be channelled to the UNHCR Malaysia Social Protection Fund and it is a great place to witness some of the most compelling works from today’s most exciting artists. Hong-Bich has been a strong advocate of her concept that art is a form of mediation and it is in her self-expression by using and adopting different types of media that include oil and watercolour where her works are inspired by the courage of refugees who are in Malaysia.

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