Solo Exhibition - Trung Nguyen
Trungles is a comic book artist living and working out of Minnesota and has contributed work for Oni Press, Boom! Studios, Limerence Press, and Image Comics. He graduated from Hamline University in 2012, and he is particularly fond of fairy tales, kids' cartoons, and mascots for certain widely distributed snack foods.
Old stories have a habit of finding new life in new places. The older the story, the more parallel worlds it will find to make its home. These oldest of these stories are often simple or seemingly unremarkable, but the thing that lends them their veil of quiet gravitas is how well we all seem to know them deep in our bones. Yet, even as we recognize them by many names and from many places, the most popular old stories tell of heroes and heroines who cannot exist between worlds.
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is a tragic tale of longing for a love somewhere between the sea and the shore. The Magic Fish is based on an old Vietnamese fairy tale, Tấm Cám, a morbid ancestor to the better-known Cinderella. Like the story itself, the heroine is reborn again and again.