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River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho

Kevin Wallace

Verlag: Binh Pho, 2006
ISBN 10: 0971277265 / ISBN 13: 9780971277267
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Titel: River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh ...

Verlag: Binh Pho

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

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Inhaltsangabe: River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho presents the art and story of an important Vietnamese-American artist. A leading figure in the new international movement in contemporary wood sculpture, Binh Pho utilizes modernist approaches to painting and sculpture to create bold new work that bridges the decorative arts with concerns for narrative and concept traditionally associated with contemporary art. In his text, author and curator Kevin Wallace explores the connections between Binh Pho's life experiences and his work. Tracing the artist's inspiration back through Vietnamese and familial history, the narrative shares the artist's struggle to follow his family to the U.S. following the Fall of Saigon, which included attempted escapes and time spent in a Communist "reeducation camp". After a dramatic final escape attempt, Binh Pho was stranded on a Malaysian island, where he fell in love with Vi, a fellow passenger on the boat that took him to freedom. Arriving in the United States, the young immigrant found that his struggles were far from over, yet the doors were open for him to discover his destiny. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art, River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho presents a story of family, friendship, dreams, struggles, love and the intersection of life and art. Throughout the book, stunning reproductions of Binh Pho's artwork illustrate and illuminate his life story; with award-winning designer Ron Shore creating a marriage of text and imagery that makes the book a work of art in itself.

Über den Autor: Kevin Wallace is an independent curator and writer, focusing on contemporary art in craft media. He has guest-curated exhibitions for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, the San Luis Obispo Art Center and the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. He has previously curated two exhibitions for the Long Beach Museum of Art: Into The Woods and Transforming Vision: The Wood Sculpture of William Hunter, 1970-2005. Wallace is on the Board of Directors of Collectors of Wood Art (CWA) and on the Advisory Board of the Handweavers Guild of America. He is a contributing editor for American Woodturner and Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot and a regular contributor to Craft Arts International, Woodturning, Woodwork, Turning Points and American Style. "I feel that contemporary craft artists, working in ancient media through the lens of modern art, are creating the most important art today," Wallace says of his work. "I enjoy working with the Long Beach Museum of Art because of their commitment to exhibiting this work, while placing it in the larger context of art history."

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