Samek Art Museum Exhibit: Howard Tran: Tổ Tiên

Arts & Museum Exhibits

June 30, 2021 to October 10, 2021

Samek Art Museum Downtown Gallery

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Howard Tran: Tổ Tiên, June 30 – October 10

Downtown Gallery

About: 

Tran’s artwork traces his journey as a Chinese Vietnamese American immigrant. “Tổ Tiên” translates to “ancestor” in English and Tran’s sculptures and collages make visible the cultural and genealogical connections between people seemingly separated by oceans and by generations.

Curatorial Text:

Howard Tran: Tổ Tiên

Tran’s artwork traces his journey as a Chinese Vietnamese American immigrant. “Tổ Tiên” translates to “ancestor” in English and Tran’s sculptures and collages make visible the cultural and genealogical connections between people seemingly separated by oceans and by generations.

Tran’s family immigrated from China to Vietnam during World War Two and, when Howard was twelve, from Vietnam to America. Generations of cultural adaptation have given Tran’s art its subject and hybrid form; his use of materials such as rice and burlap refer to traditional Asian cultures while his naturalistic figurative forms nod toward classical Western art. 

Howard Tran is a Professor of Art at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and his deeply reflective art is rooted in his experiences of this community.

 

 

 

 

 









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