In addition to their annual Tomato Art Festival, the Art and Invention Gallery is best known for showing the work of Vietnam-born artist Duy Huynh. Vietnamese art has always maintained its own identity even as it has absorbed diverse influences from China and France. By turns poignant and playful, Duy Hyunh's work pulls as much from Western pop culture as it does from Eastern mythology, songs and folklore. Examining cultural and geographical displacement through his acrylic canvases, Duy Hyunh's narrative paintings explore a dreamscape filled with levitating lovers, winged girls, heart-shaped trees and living carousels that spring from the brim of a businessman's hat.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: May 1. Continues through June 14, 2009