May 2022
Bảo Ơi

Hùng Lê

Bảo Ơi:

Artist: Hùng Lê

Each year, the Four Chapter Gallery partners with the Kansas City Art Institute Fiber Department to present the work of an outstanding graduating senior.

This year, we invite you to view the work of Hùng Lê, a Vietnamese-American artist. In his exhibit, Bảo Ơi, the artist considers the liminal space he occupies as an inheritor of two countries. Utilizing fabric, photographs, found objects, laser engraving, and woodworking, Lê excavates memory and history to better understand himself and provide a methodology to help him navigate larger cultural ideas and established structures like society or family.