2021 NCECA Concurrent Exhibition organized by Soe Yu Nwe
The Fanciful Quotidian
Linda Nguyen Lopez's ceramic sculptures and installation often reference mundane everyday objects. Born to immigrant parents of Vietnamese mother and Mexican father, she grew up in an environment where language often animates the surrounding household items. The sense of life perceived through everyday interaction with these objects inspires Lopez to interpret them into artefacts of imagination by deciphering and reanimating them. The nonsensical world of fictional entities she creates is an attempt to understand the world around her through consciously unlearning their identity and familiarity. By "animating the inanimate", she personalizes articles of childhood association into beings with a life of their own.
-Soe Yu Nwe
Photo by Meredith Mashburn Photography
Some Things Need Nothing
Ceramic, ink and gouache on paper, frame and wood
26" x 11.5" x 24"
Start / Never Ending
Ceramic, custom XYZ Coop rug, ink and gouache on paper, frame, cotton gloves
27”H x 22 1/2”W x 58” D
Ink and gouache on paper, cotton gloves, frame, custom XyZ Coop rug, porcelain
48” x 58” x 2”
7 1/4" x 5" x 4 1/2"
Untitled (Ghost Mounds)
Giant Blue Furry - Rectangle
4’ 10” x 24” x 24”