The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton's Glimpses of Lives Interrupted, on view from October 25 through November 9.
Phouthavong Houghton explores experiences of war and displacement, and how they are communicated. Experiences of war remembered, war seen from afar, and war’s aftermath are offered in abstract paintings and sculptural installation.
A Lao refugee and immigrant whose family fled to the United States following the Vietnam War, Houghton’s work speaks to her own lived experience, and the fragments and impressions that have remained with her since childhood. It proceeds too from her conviction that while “the terrain, conflicts, and disputes may vary, … the human war experience does not.”
Please join us! Houghton will present her work in conversation in Guerry Auditorium at 5 p.m. on November 9, 2022. Reception to follow.