ART EXHIBITION – WATER IS LIFE BY STO LEN – VIN GALLERY

 

 

 

 

How​ ​ can​ ​our ​attitude​ ​towards ​water​ change​ our​ lives? Why​ do​ we ​ continue ​to​ ​endanger ​ ​ our​ ​future​ ​by ​polluting​ ​water? What ​stories ​can​ ​our ​waterways ​tell​ us? In “​Nước Là Sự Sống,”NewYork-based artist StoLen asks these questions and more as he explores water as medium, metaphor, and muse. Working outside from a boat,  Sto’s work integrates the traditional art of Suminagashi with experimental marbling to print​ ​directly​ ​off​ ​the​ ​water.  In the lead up to his solo exhibition at Vin Gallery Sto will explore the local waterways of​ ​Ho​ ​Chi​ ​Minh​ ​City​ ​to​ ​capture​ ​the​ ​water’s​ ​stories​ ​with​ ​prints,​ ​video, and​ ​sound.  The title “Water is Life” references the slogan from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in the U.S. and plays on the Vietnamese word ​Nước, which has a double meaning of water and country. This exhibition gives voice to a global struggle to maintain clean water by focusing on local waterways and their communities.Sto believes these bodies of water contains valuable information that we need to document. His prints capture the water’s​ ​memories​ ​of​ ​what​ ​has​ ​happened​ ​there.

Vin Gallery

 

Opening​ ​on​ ​1​ ​December​ ​2017,​ ​6-9pm.​ ​ Please​ ​RSVP​ ​to​ ​​info@vingallery.com​ to​ ​be​ ​added​ ​to​ ​the guest​ ​list. Vin Gallery  6 Đường Lê Văn Miến, Thảo Điền, Hồ Chí Minh

 

Sto​ ​Len is a printmaker, sculptor, painter, musician, and curator with interests in improvisation and experimentation within a variety of media. Currently based in Brooklyn with familial roots in Vietnam, his work incorporates these bonds connecting issues of both​ ​their​ ​history,​ ​environment,​ ​and​ ​politics. Sto Len has exhibited his artwork internationally, including exhibitions in NY, Vietnam, Japan, London, Australia, Denmark, Canada and Mexico City. Sto co-founded of the alternative Art space Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn NY which has exhibited hundreds of artists since its inception in 2004 and continues to curate exhibitions as a  project-based​ ​Non-Profit​ ​Arts​ ​organization.

 

 

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