“Vivid Strokes” showcases 16 recent paintings from six internationally acclaimed Vietnamese artists: Thanh Chuong, Ha Tri Hieu, Hong Viet Dung, Pham An Hai, Doan Hoang Lam, and Doan Xuan Tang. All works are on loan from the International Modern Art Gallery (IMAG) in Houston, TX. IMAG, founded by Vietnamese art dealer Quynh Nguyen in 2014, is dedicated to promoting emerging and established Southeast Asian artists in the United States. Since the late 1970s, artists have enjoyed increasing artistic freedom where previously the communist government had expected all art to conform to the social realism style. Today, artists in Vietnam continue to explore different directions in art. Each painter in “Vivid Strokes” maintains their distinct style, with interests in rural sceneries, local folk culture, lacquer, cubism, and abstract expressionism. Hieu and Dung are members of the famed artist group Hanoi Gang of Five, five Vietnamese artists who exhibited together locally and internationally from the late 1980s to mid-1990s.