|Artist Phi Phi Oanh will showcase her latest series of lacquer paintings on glasses which she has worked and experimented on for years. — Photo courtesy of Manzi|Viet Nam News
Tomorrow, Manzi Art Space will open Scry – an exhibition by Hà Nội-based artist Phi Phi Oanh.
Scry features Oanh’s latest lacquer paintings on glasses, which she has experimented on for years.
Scrying is the act of divination through focused gazing into glass or a reflective medium. In this exhibition, magnifying glasses are used to view the lacquer skins. The title, Scry, suggests the character of the images presented as embracing ambiguity and visual magic.
For this series of paintings, the dimensions of the skins emulate a tablet screen. Using this visual trope, through lacquer painting, the artist reflects on contemporary imagery – that which new technologies such as drones, digital, satellite, nanotechnology can visualise.
The free-entry exhibition will open at 6.30pm tomorrow and run until January 16, 2017. The artist will discuss her artworks at 3pm on Saturday. Manzi Art Space is at 14 Phan Huy Ích Street. — VNS