Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Bay Area's own Bedford Gallery in the pleasant town of Walnut Creek has a Skull Show on view that brings together many interpretations of this ubiquitous symbol of life and death. There are many Jux featured-artists representing the art of the skull including Winnie Truong, Scott Greenwalt, Ben Venom, Shawn Barber, Tim Biskup, Mike Giant, Jeremy Fish and Kim Cogan, alongside some true Bay Area masters...
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 25, 2014
Winnie Truong draws hair better than anyone, and her subjects are soulful and strange, but the way we categorize them in our minds says more about us than them. They are otherworldly and they seem comfortable being hairy, so who are we to judge? WInnie is featured in our May, 2014 issue and her "Rites of Passage" exhibition at Galleri Benoni in Denmark just closed this week!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Winnie Truong is back with another fantastic series of illustrations of hair covering faces, mouths, and noses! 'Reimagining hair as a living extension of the self and personality, elaborate coifs adorn and protectively envelop Truong's subjects. Through masked visages, mirror images and endless knots, Truong's new series playful examines the ambiguous line where the veil end and the subject begins.'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Galerie Trois Points is very pleased to welcome Double Twist, the first solo exhibition in Montreal of young Toronto-based artist Winnie Truong, running through November 10th. Truong’s labour-intensive portraits reveal a very atypical human body while she questions our cultural relationship to the concept of beauty. She explores the boundaries between beauty and ugliness, delicate and grotesque.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2012
We don't know why we have such a fascination with hair, but we do. We see installations or illustrations that feature hair, and we are going to check it out. Toronto-born illustrator, Winnie Truong does a magnificent job illustrating hair has a dominate force on her portraits, creeping onto unsuspecting places, covering faces, mouths, noses, and creating an eerie "fringe" like human. No wonder she calls a body of her work, "The Fringes."