Home / Events / Visual Arts / Dinh Q. Lê: Fixing the Impermanent

Dinh Q. Lê: Fixing the Impermanent

RICHARD SPEER
Thursday October 17
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave.
 
Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê revisits the Vietnam War in a suite of stunning photographic tapestries. Lê uses photographic prints like strips of fabric or twine in tapestries or baskets, weaving them in and out of compositions that also integrate boldly colored linen tape. The images are often harrowing, as in Immolation in Additive and the Subtractive Colors, which appropriates an iconic photograph of Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc committing suicide in 1963 by setting himself afire. That Lê makes this disturbing image so beautiful, via its palette of jewel tones and bubblegum hues, is a credit to his knack for conflating and confusing visual beauty and political awareness. Sept. 26-Oct. 26.

 



Where: Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Phone: 224-0521
Address: 417 NW 9th Ave.
Website: http://www.elizabethleach.com/

 
 
Other events in Visual Arts

Bryan Schutmaat: Grays the Mountain Sends

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
It’s easy to romanticize small-town life and bucolic mountains if you’re an overworked, under-natured city dweller. But photographer Bryan Schutmaat captures something less romantic, more complex ...

Eva Lake: Anonymous Women

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Eva Lake is a gifted abstract artist whose pattern-based oil paintings follow in the lineage of Op Art. But she’s also accomplished in collage work. Viewers may remember her Targets series, w ...
Augen DeSoto 716 NW Davis St. Web | Map

Hamlet

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
From the opening moments of Post5 Theatre’s abridged Hamlet, it’s evident this isn’t the version you saw in high school. King Claudius and Queen Gertrude resemble the picture-perfect pare ...
7:30 pm Thursdays-Sundays through May 4. | $15; Thursdays "pay what you will."
Milepost 5 850 NE 81st Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Shane McAdams: Scorched Earth

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Talk about unconventional painting methods! Shane McAdams paints on blowtorched styrofoam, a medium that we’re pretty sure isn’t taught in most art schools. But the results are as cool as his blow ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

Shane McAdams: Scorched Earth

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
Talk about unconventional painting methods! Shane McAdams paints on blowtorched styrofoam, a medium that we’re pretty sure isn’t taught in most art schools. But the results are as cool as his blow ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

Shane McAdams: Scorched Earth

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Talk about unconventional painting methods! Shane McAdams paints on blowtorched styrofoam, a medium that we’re pretty sure isn’t taught in most art schools. But the results are as cool as his blow ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close