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Meadows MFA Candidate Anh-Thuy Nguyen to Present Solo Exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House

Work will show as part of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary's community outreach program

As part of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary's community outreach program, The MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown Dallas. This partnership will promote and support emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Donations from Mercantile Coffee House will benefit artistic programming at The MAC.

The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is Ghost Towns by Anh-Thuy Nguyen. Anh-Thuy Nguyen is a Dallas based artist originally from Vietnam. Ngyuen is currently a MFA candidate studying Studio Arts at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Nguyen has exhibited in numerous spaces in Dallas, New York and Arizona. Recently, Ngyuen was accepted in the 500XPO 2012 at 500X Gallery. In 2011, Nguyen presented a solo exhibition titled Hair=To'c at the Doolin Gallery at SMU.

Nguyen is a multi-media artist, whose work spans from photography, video, performance to sound art. Nguyen's Ghost Towns employs cyanotypes as a medium to communicate a strange yet hauntingly beautiful visual manifestation of her relationship with the west. Using her Vietnamese history as a resource, Nguyen's work delves deeply into conflicting emotions, feelings, and thoughts. The hidden landscapes of ruined architecture and abandoned buildings illuminate her feelings of solitude that are often experienced in an urban environment. The opening reception will be on April 5 from 6:00 - 7:00pm at Mercantile Coffee House. Anh-Thuy Nguyen: Ghost Towns will be on view at Mercantile Coffee House through May 12.

Through The MAC's innovative efforts and artistic advisement, visitors to The Mercantile Coffee House will have the opportunity to view and interact with contemporary art in a non-traditional setting. This initiative is congruent with The MAC mission of supporting experimentation and promoting a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer. Mercantile Coffee House will exhibit emerging artists using a variety of media, enhancing the setting and experience for visitors.

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