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Phung Huynh: Resistance and Representation

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Kleefeld Contemporary

1250 North Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840

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Los Angeles-based artist and educator Phung Huynh speaks about her paintings that explore cultural perception and representation.

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Artwork on view February 25–February 29: Phung Huynh, Boys Will Be Boys, 2002

Los Angeles-based artist and educator Phung Huynh creates drawing and paintings that explore cultural perception and representation. Huynh challenges beauty standards by constructing images of the Asian female body that unpack how cosmetic surgery can obscure cultural and racial identity.

Phung Huynh challenges beauty standards through her artwork by constructing images of the Asian female body to unpack how contemporary cosmetic surgery can create obscurity in cultural and racial identity. Phung Huynh has had solo exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills and the Sweeney Art Gallery at the University of California, Riverside. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in countries such as Germany and Cambodia. Her current work of drawings on pink donut boxes explores the complexities of the refugee experience in Southeast Asian communities. She completed undergraduate coursework at the University of Southern California, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University.

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