Eclogue - New Works by Teo Nguyen

Apr 10, 2021 - May 22, 2021

Opening Day, Saturday April 10th, 11am - 5pm

The paintings in Teo Nguyen’s exhibition, Eclogue, opening at Burnet Fine Art & Advisory on April 10th, exhibit Nguyen’s continued exploration of landscapes of the Mid-West. Eclogue, defined as a short poem- especially a pastoral dialogue, highlights Nguyen’s precise, perceptive, and inspired depiction of these vast yet intimate landscapes.

“I am always a stranger to what I see; always slightly outside, finding in what is ordinary to others something tender and strange. It is from that vantage point that I have explored the Middle West, my home for nearly a decade... I am an observer. I am a painter. I venture to the end of dirt roads to discover what lies there, and return with a sketch, or just a memory. And a story I want to tell. The process of creating a composition and telling that story interests me. I capture the quiet beauty that surrounds me. That becomes a part of me.”

- Teo Nguyen

An immigrant of Vietnam, Nguyen moved to the United States when he was 16. Nguyen studied art and design at De Anza College, San Francisco, Fresno State University, California, and École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Public collections include Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND; MN History Center, St. Paul, MN; and General Mills Corporate Collection, Minneapolis, MN.⁠