When: June 6-27 2014
In MaryAnne Nguyen’s oil on canvas painting “Bluebird,” you get a bluebird — and you also see what the bird is standing on, which happens to be the head of a toddler. And that toddler’s head is also tinted blue. The details of this composition are stunning, with everything is set against a white background. It’s tempting to read deeply into Nguyen’s work, but meanings can emerge quite naturally. The toddler subject seems oblivious to the fact that she has a bird standing on her head; and likewise, many of us seem just as oblivious of nature, except when it turns around and bites us in the ass.