Binh Danh Immortality: Remnants of the Vietnam and American War
curated by Shelby Graham
Public Reception: Thursday, November 14, 5:00-7:00p.m.
Gallery talk @ 6:00p.m. with the artist and Joel Leivick, Chair,Art & Art History Department, Stanford University.
Born in Vietnam in 1977, artist Binh Danh's work often addresses and reflects his Vietnamese heritage and interest in natural science and history. He utilizes nineteenth-century photographic processes such as daguerreotypes and tintypes in his contemporary image-making. Danh invented an amazing photographic technique in which he grows an image in plant leaves through a photosynthesis process. The leaves themselves become chlorophyll prints. Danh received his BFA in Photography from San Jose State University and is fast becoming one of San Jose's finest emerging talents. He was recently accepted into Stanford University's prestigious M.F.A. program, one of only five artists accepted into the program.
Binh Danh's Immortality series and expression can be found here