Echoes of Nowhere
Having immigrated to the United States at a young age, I didn’t feel attached to Vietnam, yet felt like an outsider in my new “home.” In my work, I create liminal spaces, a state of in-between-ness and ambiguity that encourages transition, through fictitious landscapes to explore the reconstruction of cultural identity filtered by memories and feelings of displacement and isolation.
Using silhouettes from found vessels as a framing device, I create a visual language that fuses these two worlds, creating a space called Nowhere. Existing between dream and reality, mind and matter. Echoes of Nowhere started with the concept "not from here, nor from there" and is a collection of mind maps, with symbols and memories nested within one another, a mix of old and new. The commentary focuses on consumerism, constructions of cultural identity and my reflections on contemporary events.
Thnhdnh was born in Saigon, Vietnam and spent 5 years of his childhood there before immigrating to the US. Today, he works primarily in printmaking with an emphasis on silkscreen and digital illustrations. His work has been exhibited publicly and held in private & public collections across the U.S, including the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC), New York Public Library, and Matrix Press (MT).
Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, March 3rd – March 26th, 2023
Opening Celebration March 3rd, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Understudy is free-to-visit and open to all. We are located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the Shantell Martin art bench.