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Almine Rech

Thu-Van Tran In spring, ghosts return

May 7 — Jun 15, 2024 | New York, Tribeca

Opening on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 6 to 8 pm

Almine Rech New York, Tribeca is pleased to present In spring, ghosts return, Thu-Van Tran's third solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from May 7 to June 15, 2024.

Forming the focal point of her exhibition In spring, ghosts return, Thu-Van Tran’s Colors of Grey evokes a world of intense paradox. Vivid hues enact their own negation, their multiplicity eclipsed through their mixing by the emergence of a gray singularity. Differentiation morphs into that which is almost indistinguishable. Begun in 2012 as a poetic reckoning with the so-called Rainbow Herbicides that the United States weaponized against Vietnam during Operation Ranch Hand, the series has taken many forms, from wall-sized frescos to monumental paintings. In her most recent expression, the artist explores expanded vistas on a more intimate scale. These works engage the legacies of Renaissance perspective, 19th-century panoramas, and Christian devotional painting only to subvert them through a meditation on landscape that unfurls across metaphoric and geographical registers.

— Katherine Rochester, PhD, art historian and curator 

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