Nora Taylor, professor of Southeast Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, curated the exhibit to emphasize the distinct and varied perspectives of Vietnamese women in the world of art, where they have not yet gained acceptance. According to Cullen, the idea was not to find a collective expression or style, but to challenge the idea of women artists as a singular category.
Changing Identity opens tonight with a reception from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 1734 Wazee Street; a pre-reception talk by Taylor and artist Nguyen Bach Dan will begin at 6:30. Both events are free and open to the public. The exhibit stays up through August 2; the CVA is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.mscd.edu/news/cva or call 303-294-5207.
June 5-Aug. 2, 2008