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City painter depicts animal allegories

Update: January, 16/2014 - 10:00
The Apple, oil on canvas, by Lien Truong.

HCM CITY (VNS)— New and unseen works by Lien Truong will be on display at Galerie Quynh from today, marking her second solo exhibition at the venue.

Titled The Orient, The Occident, the exhibition features allegorical paintings in which the artist "integrates human figures, animals – at times anthropomorphized – mythical beasts, and hybrids of her own creation" to interrogate collective history and invent new narratives, the gallery said in a release.

Also on display are paintings that address the myth of the unicorn and its interpretation in eastern and western histories.

Born in Sai Gon, Lien Truong got an MFA in painting from Mills College in California, the US. She has exhibited extensively at venues around the US. The exhibition will run until March 8 at both venues of Galerie Quynh at 65A De Tham Street and 151/3 Dong khoi Street, both in District 1. — VNS


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