Gallery at Taza Coffee House

Flora, Fauna, and the Cosmos Artworks by Christine Nguyen

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Left to right: Mountain Water I, Mountain Air II, Mountain Water IV

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Christine Nguyen’s art practice is devoted to the natural world and its curiosities, big and small. She is inspired by the cosmos and the ground beneath her feet. These works explore the fluctuation of micro and macro worlds - the way that looking into a microscope can reveal a galaxy.

Cosmic Sun And Moon Light is a 10 foot wide photo-painting with salt-crystals sparking across its surface. Elk, bison, and bald eagles move through a cosmic landscape of sunflowers, cottonwood trees, ash trees, and native grasses. These animals are on a sacred journey to the tree of life. Nguyen created this piece for her exhibition at Taza Gallery. It is inspired by the plants and animals of Adams County.

Visit Nguyen’s website to purchase prints of all her artworks on view at Taza Gallery.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Christine Nguyen was born and raised in California and resides in Aurora, Colorado. She is a lover of animals, plants, nature, and the cosmos. 

Nguyen received her B.F.A. from California State University, Long Beach and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine. Exhibitions of her work have been shown nationally and internationally. Her works can be found in museums such as the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Department of Photographs; the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at UCLA; The Hammer Museum at UCLA; and the Long Beach Museum of Art. Nguyen’s works are also found in the collections of Cedars-Sinai; Cleveland Clinic; the Getty Research Institute; Los Angeles World Airports; Microsoft; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; and The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Hanoi.

www.christinenguyen.art | instagram.com/seamoonshe | @seamoonshe

UP NEXT:

Main Street Creatives Group Exhibition

Main Street Creatives is a vibrant artistic community. Taza Gallery will host a group exhibiting featuring work by Judee Dickinson, Sheri Farabaugh, Jo Griff, Terry Hagen, Edward Hansen, Kathy Hansen, Sandie Mackenzie, Kary Mayes, and M.J. McCafferty in September and October. You can visit their gallery and studio space in Brighton year-round.

Past Exhibitions

Earth's Bounty

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A collaborative art project featuring paintings by Roger Quist Middle School students and 17th Judicial District Attorney staff.

Quist teachers Taylor Marino Fallik, 8th grade Science, and Beth Marks-Berner, 8th grade English Language Arts, created a unique art club comprised of Quist students and District Attorney staff. 

From October 2021 to February 2022, students and staff created more than 100 oil pastel paintings and 60 paper butterflies. Each of these artworks represents the wonder of Earth and is a visual response to the simple but powerful question: WHAT DOES THE EARTH GIVE US?

To learn more about Earth's Bounty contact Taylor Marino Fallik at tmarino@sd27j.net.


Capturing Landscape by Angel Estrada

Angel Estrada is an educator and artist based in Denver. Angel’s art practice is largely based in printmaking and his work celebrates the tradition of printmaking – from intricate carving to stamping – and his work often depicts local Colorado landscapes. He is a teacher at Thornton High School. 

Learn more about Angel and his work and follow him at @estrada_printmaking.