Women artists show their colours

As local residents prepare to welcome in the Year of the Dog, members of the city's Female Artists' Club have organised an exhibition entitled Sac Mau Cuoc Song (Colours of Life) at the Blue Space Gallery.

The 27 paintings include still lifes and peaceful landscapes that touch o­n common themes, such as the turbulence and beauty of life. All possess a strong female worldview.

Each artist has a unique form of expression and uses different materials - oil, silk, or lacquer - to render it.

The eldest painter in the group is 69-year-old Nguyen Thi Tam, whose most recent work is a silk canvas entitled Mua Nuoc Lut 2005 (2005 Flood Season).

Lim Khim Katy, born in 1978, is the youngest member of the women's club. Her oil Nghi Ve Nguoi Khac (Thinking of Other People) is made up of five portraits, each with a different expression. She graduated from the HCM City Fine Arts College in 2001 and has taken part in many group exhibitions in the city and in Hanoi since 2000.

The country's landscapes are the centre pieces of Bien Chieu (Ocean in the Afternoon) by Huynh Trung Dan and Xom Nha (Suburban Houses) by Hanoi-born artist Le Huong Giang.

Several large-scale works, such as a 120 by 120 cm oil entitled Nua Chung Xuan (Mid Spring) by Cong Tang Ton Nu Ai Lan, and Cong Xua (Old Gate), a 80 by 80 cm lacquer by Mai Khanh, are also o­n display.

The expo runs through January 16 at the Blue Space Gallery, 1 A Le Thi Hong Gam Street, District 1.
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