2008-11-20 / Arts & Entertainment News

'I See' exhibition opens at Six Degrees

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We Find Strength - Oil, latex, and joss paper on canvas, 60 x 48" We Find Strength - Oil, latex, and joss paper on canvas, 60 x 48" Six Degrees Exhibitions, a new gallery at Tin City, celebrates its grand opening with "I See," a solo exhibition by Trinh Mai. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

Ms. Mai describes her work as "intuitive dialogue…. a visual description of emotion, narrative, and concept, with every mark responding to the previous mark, whether expressed in color, form, line, space, gesture or movement."

The artist was born in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1978, three years after her family fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. In 1979, the family relocated to the San Francisco Bay area, settling in San Jose, Calif. Ms. Mai graduated from the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2004. She also attended the School of Art and Architecture at the University of California Los Angeles, where she further explored her passion in painting.

Ms. Mai has been involved in supporting the fight against human trafficking in Southeast Asia, donating works to the Friends of Hue Foundation and the Creating Opportunities in Vietnam Foundation, which she sees as stepping stone to the direct involvement she hopes to realize in the years to come. In May 2007, she and her husband moved to Naples, where she paints in her home studio. "I See" will remain on display at Six Degrees Exhibitions through Dec. 2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The gallery is at 1100 Sixth Ave. S., on the dockside boardwalk at Tin City. Call 331-2678.


Even In Darkness - Oil, latex, and joss paper on canvas, 60 x 72" Even In Darkness - Oil, latex, and joss paper on canvas, 60 x 72"

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