Untitled #2 from Thuy & Rice video, archival pigment print mounted on dibond, 24″ x 36″, 2017

Feb. 1-March 6, 2023

Thuy & includes a series of stills photographs, installation and videos that explore the artist’s impulse to poetically dive into her personal history and experiences as an immigrant as well as her home, family, culture and traditions. Created in 2010, “Thuy,” a semi-autobiographical character, was inspired by her yearning for her home in Vietnam, which she could not visit due to her visa status. By turning the camera on herself, I use Thuy as a collaborator in “Thuy & Rice”, “Thuy & Sand”, “Boat Journey”, and “Thuy & T.” to gain perspective and explore these feelings. This character ventures into the space between two cultures and discovers the conflict that arises from being stuck between the two.