Ro2 Art is thrilled to present ‘Joy Element – cutting paper and more,’ a solo exhibition featuring new mixed media works by artist Julia Trinh. The show will run from October 12 through November 14, 2017. There will be an opening reception held Thursday, October 12, from 6-8 p.m. at The Magnolia Theatre’s Second Floor Bar, located in West Village at 3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204.
In her work, Julia Trinh explores texture and its relationship between organic form and geometric line and shape. Although Trinh works with often unpredictable mixed media materials, her process is incredibly intuitive. After cutting magazine pages into repetitive, linear strips, Trinh incorporates other materials, such as fabric, canvas, beeswax, oil pigment, and acrylic paint, to alter the structured nature of the paper. She is fascinated by the varying effects that each material offers. For example, the malleability of beeswax allows it to be melted, sculpted, scraped, or gouged down to reveal unexpected layers.
Of her work Trinh states, “I always attempt to approach my work with a sense of experimentation, playfulness and deliberation. Most of my work turns out totally different than when I started. I have found that my best work comes when I allow the beeswax to tell me what it wants to become. My working process can be effortless or challenging; either way, I am pulled along, fascinated by the process.”