Date: June 28 – August 25, 2019
Place: The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art
3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
Storytelling is central to Sarah Nguyen’s recent series of cut-fiber panels. Her blade-cut, intricate compositions are mostly landscape based and feature symbolic motifs—flora, fauna, and an ever-changing moon—to elicit childhood memories of myths, fables, and folklore. The large sheets are hung from the ceiling and away from the wall so that directed light casts strong shadows behind them, a nod to the flickering, fire-lit rituals of our paleo ancestors. Fiber cutting is a means of making drawing three-dimensional for Nguyen, and her lacy panels entice us with their complexity and content, just as their technical virtuosity holds us in awe.