Crow Collection in Dallas to Present Solo Exhibition of Work by Renowned Cambodian Artist

Sopheap Pich is recognized as Cambodia's most internationally prominent contemporary artist. He lives and works in Phnom Penh. Born in Battambang in 1971, he left the country as a teenager with his family. They came to the United States as refugees. Pich earned a master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. In 2002, memories of his homeland and a desire to reconnect lured him home. Pich's career has since flourished. He's known for working with materials such as bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia. He uses a traditional weaving technique."Hidden Nature," an exhibition of Pich's work, will be at the Crow Collection of Asian Art from Saturday through Jan. 7. It will feature "Rang Phnom Flower," his largest and most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Made of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo, the piece is 25 feet long. A preview reception for Crow members is planned Thursday. An artists's talk with Pich will be held at 6 p.m. July 13. The museum is at 2010 Flora St. in Dallas. Visit crowcollection.org.Chess whiz  Continue reading...

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