Montpelier Art Center Presents Bao Nguyen Sweet Memories

By Editorial Team on July 13, 2022

Sat, 09 July 2022 - Sun, 07 August 2022

Bao Nguyen Show Smoke. Image courtesy Montpelier Arts Center
Opening Reception July 16, 2pm – 4pm


In Bao-Yen Nguyen’s exhibition, she explores the effects of the Vietnam War through a socio-ethnic lens and how the country’s past connects to the Americanized present. Having been born after the war, she never recognized the effect the war had on her life. Lacking perspective and understanding of the war and its impact on Vietnamese-American contemporary life, she uses photojournalism and art to stimulate dialogue between the two periods: past and present. Nguyen strives to portray a narrative that reflects the impact of the war through a combination of digital manipulation and a more traditional process.