Friday, October 8, 2010

Monday at the Art Museum

Binh Danh (Vietnamese/Cambodian-American, b. 1977), Son #6, 2006, chlorophyll print on grass, resin, 11-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches, courtesy of Haines Gallery and the artist

Coming up next week at the Art Museum are two public programs with the artist Binh Danh. Both will be held on Monday, October 11, and are free and open to the public.
A Gallery Walk Through will be held at 10:30 am, and a more formal Art Talk will be that evening at 7 pm.

Danh was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States at age 2. His work is featured in the exhibition, Binh Danh: Life, Times, and Matters of the Swamp, which will be on view at the Art Museum through December 23. Danh has created a unique art form called "chlorophyll prints" in which photographic images are embedded into living leaves and grasses through the plant's natural process of photosynthesis.

The work in this exhibition explores popular media and imagery from the Vietnam War. Underlying the historic imagery is also contemporary commentary on current wars and military conflicts, and how popular opinion and memories are shaped by the media.

Be sure to come by the Art Museum on Monday to hear the artist speak about his work and creative process! For more information, call 307.766.6622 or visit the website.

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