Eclogue | Teo Nguyen

Eclogue | Teo Nguyen

Burnet presents a solo exhibition featuring new works by Teo Nguyen

The paintings in Teo Nguyen’s exhibition, Eclogue, opening at Burnet Fine Art & Advisory on April10th, exhibit Nguyen’s continued exploration of landscapes of the Mid-West. Eclogue, defined as a short poem- especially a pastoral dialogue, highlights Nguyen’s precise, perceptive, and inspired depiction of these vast yet intimate landscapes.

“I am always a stranger to what I see; always slightly outside, finding in what is ordinary to others something tender and strange. It is from that vantage point that I have explored the Middle West, my home for nearly a decade... I am an observer. I am a painter. I venture to the end of dirt roads to discover what lies there, and return with a sketch, or just a memory. And a story I want to tell. The process of creating a composition and telling that story interests me. I capture the quiet beauty that surrounds me. That becomes a part of me.” - Teo Nguyen

About the Artist
An immigrant of Vietnam, Nguyen moved to the United States when he was 16. Nguyen studied art and design at De Anza College, San Francisco, Fresno State University, California, and École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Public collections include Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND; MN History Center, St. Paul, MN; and General Mills Corporate Collection, Minneapolis, MN.

Gallery Hours Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues-Sat and by appointment.

Covid-19 Response Notes
Burnet Fine Art & Advisory is committed to providing a safe and healthy space for all our staff and visitors. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Burnet Fine Art & Advisory has resumed regular hours of 11am-5pm with limits to the number of visitors in the gallery as well as increased cleaning measures. Hand sanitizer will be available for visitors. We ask that all who enter the gallery wear masks and do their best to keep a distance of 6 feet from staff and fellow visitors. Visitors can view artwork in the gallery during our hours of 11AM-5PM Tuesday-Saturday as well as by appointment. Artwork can also be purchased via phone or email correspondence and curbside pickup and delivery is available.

Image Credit: Teo Nguyen, Untitled 8, acrylic on vellum mounted to aluminum, 50 x 92", 2021

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