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Soapbox Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Transformed Conversation
Curated by: Nunu Hung
636 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238


February 19th, 2010 - March 18th, 2010
Opening: 
February 19th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Asian Cultural Council
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, video-art, abstract, sculpture
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Soapbox Gallery is pleased to present the two person exhibition "Transformed Conversation" with New York based artist Brad Darcy and Burma based artist Chaw Ei Thein.  In "Transformed Conversation", Mr. Darcy and Ms Chaw Ei Thein explore the artist's self conscious role in the engagement of social and political issues, and the responsibility to communicate perspectives on an aesthetic level.

Mr. Darcy has been concentrating on human evolution as the central theme of his work, and for "Transformed Conversation" he utilizes images of power, freedom, and war.  In the video loop, "National Treasures", highly charged images in red and white slowly and quietly come and go.  His experimental graphic paintings are based on themes around man's relationship to nature, fear, and evolution.

Ms Chaw Ei Thein explores political truths of her native country Burma.  Assimilating current Burmese realities, her sculptures are dedicated to those who have suffered political repression and human rights abuses.  In her latest work, "Bed", Chaw Ei Thein transforms her bittersweet memories and emotions of her exiled hometown into a meditative installation.

"Transformed Conversation" is curated by Taiwan and NY based curator NuNu Hung

Soapbox Gallery is found by sculptor James Greenfield and dedicated to providing a forum for visual artists to engage in the issues of our time and express themselves publicly without censorship. In the tradition of the humble yet mighty soapbox that encouraged free speech and played a role in the development of our social contract, provocative work can stir public debate, raise consciousness, and even spur social evolution.  Too many of us despair at the lack of content in work celebrated by the ART world. Soapbox Gallery challenges artists to speak out and be relevant.

 

For further information please contact NuNu Hung at

nunuhung@gmail.com or 646.520.8388


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