Online Artist Lecture
Binh Danh, Self Landing: Daguerreotypes on the Western Landscape
Monday, July 6, 1:00-2:00pm PST
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We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register.
CPA is pleased to announce a special lecture with renowned artist, Binh Danh. Binh will be talking about his daguerreotype work from the past 5 years, both in digital form and also showing actual work in the studio.
Binh Danh reconfigures traditional photographic techniques and processes in unconventional ways to delve into the connection between history, identity, and place. As a child who immigrated to the US from war-torn Vietnam in 1979, the memories and trauma of his diasporic experience serve as the foundation for his investigative practice. In his highly acclaimed series of chlorophyll prints, Danh uses photosynthesis to print portraits from the Vietnam War era directly onto the surfaces of leaves. Danh is also noted for his contemporary daguerreotypes of national parks. Their reflective surfaces enable people of all backgrounds to see themselves as a part of the beauty of the American landscape. His work has been collected by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Gallery of Art, Washington; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and San Jose Museum of Art, among others. He is an assistant professor of art at San José State University.