Menagerie, 60 x 65.75 in., $6,400 CAD
Michelle Nguyen | Anatomical Venus
March 24 – April 7, 2018
340 Dundas St West, Toronto
Opening Reception: Saturday March 24, 2:00 – 4:00pm
“Anatomical Venus explores how women occupy both physical and theoretical spaces, as both artist and subject throughout art history, and how we ascribe them power, or the lack thereof. ” – Michelle Nguyen
Bau-Xi Gallery is pleased to debut new work by emerging artist Michelle Nguyen. The memento mori figurine, Anatomical Venus (created by Clemente Susini in 1780) is Nguyen’s inspiration for this exhibition, which draws on art historical role of the female form as a projection of desire and power.
The idea that this figure is at once alien and familiar, science and art, life and death, fascinates Nguyen and encourages her to continue to explore the themes of the women-art-power triad in her paintings.
Nguyen hails from Toronto and currently lives and works in Vancouver. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of British Columbia.
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