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Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith | The Impermanence of Life

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 27, 2019

Free

Opening Thursday, July 11th, ArtXchange Gallery presents The Impermanence of Life, the first Seattle exhibition of artwork by Prince Tiao Nithakhong Somsanith of Laos, and the first time his work has been for sale in the United States. This special three-week exhibit presents Somsanith’s delicate embroidered leaves, a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Lao court art form of gold and silver embroidery.

Using nature as a source of inspiration, Somsanith gathers fallen leaves on his daily walks, often broken and pierced with irregular holes. Somsanith then meticulously transforms these leaves into embroidered objects while keeping the stem intact, using the traditional Lao methods of gold and silver thread embroidery. The final works are precious, jewel-like sculptures that symbolize life and its fragility, representing the passage of time and the ephemeral nature of beauty.

Somsanith’s commitment to the artistic preservation of heritage and culture is further exemplified by his work using intricate cut-paper and stencil-printing techniques to recreate the famous mural paintings of Vat Had Sieo, a Buddhist monastery located within the UNESCO World Heritage protected area of Luang Prabang, Laos.

Details

Date:
July 25
Time:
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://artxchange.org/show/artxchange-gallery-tiao-nithakhong-somsanith-the-impermanence-of-life

Venue

ArtXchange Gallery
512 1st Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
Phone:
206-839-0377
Website:
www.artxchange.org

Other

Is part of the following artwalk
Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk

 

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