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Duong reaches fantasy, realistic balance in JRB show

JOHN BRANDENBURG
For The Oklahoman
Modified: November 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm •  Published: November 2, 2012
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More abstract and contemporary is her collage of a woman trying to “Expand My Mind to the Unfamiliar” by perching, precariously, atop a ribbon-draped structure on the beach, tended by her husband.

Combining new and old nicely, too, is Duong’s “No Matter Where I Am.”

In this collage a young lady with an exaggerated, spikey, Statue of Liberty-like headdress, sits on top of a rickety stand of chairs, while her husband serenades her with a Victrola in the forest.

“Life is a wonderful narrative that is shaped by the lenses that the viewer chooses to wear,” said the artist, who studied at the Art Insitute of Chicago, said of her mixed media compositions.

Full of inventive and whimsically appealing work, Duong’s show is recommended during its run at JRB, where it shows through Nov. 30 with an exhibit of small works by gallery and other artists.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 528-6336 or visit the website at www.jrbartgallery.com for information.