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Duy Hoàng

Pictured: Hoàng at work in his Winter Workspace studio. Image courtesy of the artist.

2019 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow

Sunroom Project Space | September 14–October 27

Through his research-based practice, Duy Hoàng finds inspiration in material experimentation and site-specific projects. In the Sun Porch, Hoàng creates an interactive, sculptural installation that is constantly evolving. In his laboratory-like setting, Hoàng uses intersecting strings and tree branches to juxtapose found objects, such as fallen plants and photographs of fauna and flora sourced from Wave Hill during the Winter Workspace and other seasons. He investigates how we observe the minute details around us, bridging their connections to the much larger environment. Hoàng’s installation depicts topics of migration, scientific and natural histories, the potential of growth and inevitability of decay through notions of home, memory and survival.

Winter Workspace 2019
Glyndor Gallery | February 19–March 31

Originally from Vietnam, Duy Hoàng’s complex and often interactive sculptural practice engages with migrating/edible gardens as well as finding inspiration in material experimentation and site-specific projects. He engaged with Wave Hill’s grounds and horticulture specialists during his residency. While here, he worked with invasive species and explore subjects of migration, scientific and natural history, and the potential of growth and inevitability of decay of plants and their human caretakers. 

Hoàng holds a BFA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an MFA from Columbia University, and has exhibited work in the US, Germany, Serbia and the UK.

"Septal Nectary", Date: 2017, plants, water, food coloring, container, tools, 58” x 48” x 127”.


Pictured: The artist's Winter Workspace studio. Image courtesy of the artist. 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS
 
SUN, SEPT 14, 2-4:30PM
Fall Exhibitions Reception
 
SAT, SEPT 28, 3PM
Meet the Artist

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The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.