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April 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Reception Dates: Friday, April 22nd 5-7 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 19–May 07, 2022
Strata Gallery presents Uneasy Abstraction, a solo exhibition by Alabama based artist and educator Millian Giang Pham. The exhibition opens April 19th, with a special reception on Friday April 22nd from 5-7pm. Attendees will have an opportunity to contribute toward a future cyanotype during the reception and or throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Millian Pham’s art practice focuses on structures and barriers that oppress the body through visual abstraction and textual obfuscation. She uses visual art strategies to flip this on the viewer by creating visual puzzles through small embroideries and needlework. Since the answer to each composition is provided in the title of each work, Pham’s works exist as a demonstration of perspectival shift rather than a challenge to solve; however, the opportunity to solve each puzzle is still available by not looking up the answer. The exhibition contains some participatory components.
Millian Pham stated, “It’s been such an honor to work with the Strata Gallery staff and membership despite being in sweet home Alabama. I had the great opportunity to learn more about Santa Fe when I was a resident artist at the Santa Fe Art Institute this previous summer, during which time I also learned more about and got on board with the mission of Strata Gallery. I’m excited to present my work to and working with the Santa Fe and surrounding community in this exhibition.”
Millian Giang Pham received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art–Foundations at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States and in Canada, Korea, and Pakistan. She recently received the Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Fellowship and will attend the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in May 2022.
Strata Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday–Saturday. For more information about Strata Gallery, the current exhibit, and the future schedule of events, please visit the Strata Gallery website and Instagram.