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December 13, 2017 - February 25, 2018
A Celebration of Realism
On View December 15, 2017 – February 25, 2018
Reception: January 13, 2018
A Celebration of Realism is a survey of work from artist Van Nguyen. Nguyen explores the manner in which light creates the identity, texture and shape of the subject of each work. Still life and portraits are showcased in such a delicate and poetic manner that we are reminded of the beauty in simple, everyday objects.
An avid artist throughout her life, Van Nguyen is a professional engineer and retired Navy Officer. The many places she lived and traveled has woven a tapestry of visual experiences that she draws upon as an artist. Although she is well versed in other mediums, her medium of choice is oil. Nguyen is a new member of the Workhouse Arts Center studio artist community and currently lives in Lorton, Virginia, with her husband Joe, her son William, her dog Macaroni and Little the cat.