Fine Arts faculty member Thu Van Tran is holding her first solo show at the Almine Rech Gallery, titled Trail Dust.
For her first solo show at the gallery, Thu Van Tran has chosen the double-edged title Trail Dust, which conjures up transience and evanescence but is also the code name for the toxic spraying operations carried out by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.
The transience of life and the finality of death, the transformation of organic into mineral matter and the infinite timescales of mineralization and petrification processes are the themes of ThuVan Tran’s exhibition – as are her ongoing concerns, whether the importance of materials and the materiality of words and meaning, or the question of whether art can shed light on the atrocities of the recent past.
– Almine Rech Gallery
See the show at Almine Rech Gallery from November 23, 2019 until January 11, 2020.