CAVE MATTER: Tammy Nguyen

November 17 - December 19, 2020

CAVE MATTER IS AN ON-LINE EXHIBITION OF NEW PAINTINGS BY TAMMY NGUYEN WHICH DRAWS FROM HER RECENT WRITTEN WORKPHONG NHA, THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN SMILE (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE, 2020).  THE PUBLICATION IS A STORY ABOUT  A GIRL WHO WAS BORN MISSING TWO OF HER FRONT TEETH, THE PHONG NHA KARST, THE MAN MADE ISLAND KNOWN AS FOREST CITY, AND PLATO’S THE ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE.  IN WEAVING THESE SEEMINGLY DISPARATE NARRATIVES TOGETHER, NGUYEN’S PROJECT PROBES AT THE CONFUSING TRUTH ABOUT “TRUTH”. 

 

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