"Cutting Edge" Exhibition Opening Night
Last Wednesday was the opening night of the new exhibition on at the Lotus Pond Art Gallery, "Cutting Edges". It features work by teachers and students of The Char studio - a lithography and etching studio at the Royal University of the Fine Arts (RUFA).
The Char - the first lithography and etching studio to be set up in Cambodia - was founded in 2011 when a collective of Mexican artists named 'Tequio La Buena Impression' donated an etching workshop to RUFA to support emerging artists. "Char" means "drypoint" in Khmer (a printmaking technique).
The curator of the exhibition is multidisciplinary artist Kong Vollak, who originally studied sculpture at RUFA in 2006, but later returned to the university to study printmaking.
The pieces on show at Cutting Edge depict urban life, nature, architecture and Cambodian rituals, while a few portray memories from the Khmer Rouge regime.
As per usual, the Lotus Pond Art Gallery at The Plantation, lended itself to a beautiful evening dedicated to the arts. I loved the brightly painted walls in green and yellow! See corners of these in the photos below. And do see this exhibition, support local artists, learn about lithography, and experience the beautiful space that is The Plantation hotel. The exhibition is up until October 9th.
Exhibiting Artists: Kong Vollak, Francisco Castro Eñero, Fernando Aceves Humana, Chhin Taingchhea, Chan Vitharin, Javier Arean, Carlos Pez, Neak Sophal.
Exhibiting student artists: Morn Phyra, Cheng Yong Vey, Chann Samphors.