Frontiers" was a solo exhibition of works by Nguyen Van Cuong,
a dynamic young Vietnamese artist from Hanoi, who spent six weeks
as an artist in residence at Pacific Bridge Contemporary Southeast
typically paints with ink and watercolor on hand made rice paper.
While in residence at Pacific Bridge Cuong worked for the first
time on a large scale painting murals in acrylic on the gallery
walls."New Frontiers" was the first exhibition of its
kind in the United States - showing Vietnamese art that places hard
hitting critical content at the forefront. He is the only Vietnamese
artist whose work openly and clearly cuts through the veneer of
modern Vietnam to reveal its contradictions. His work raises questions
about Vietnamese society which allow us a deeper and more complex
perspective from which to inform ourselves about a country and people
whose history has long remained enigmatic.