”Flex” Art Exhibition by Heather McClellan

”Flex” Art Exhibition by Heather McClellan

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Opening: Fri 17 Apr 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: 18 – 26 Apr 2015
Nguyen Art Gallery

From Heather McClellan:

Artist Heather McClellan requests your presence at “Flex”, her Vietnamese-inspired lacquer exhibition.

Heather McClellan received her formal training in graphics and illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art, one of the leading art and design schools in the United States. A lover of materials and methods, Heather’s work continually leads her to explore new techniques and continual learning at the feet of masters of new crafts. She works fluently in traditional media (ink, pencil, pastels, oils, and acrylics), but is also practiced in a diversity of methods (scratchboard, lithographs, ceramics, silk screens, lacquer, large murals, and mixed media). She regularly represents women as her subjects and draws her inspiration from a wide variety of cultures.

Since moving to Vietnam, Heather has been studying the local lacquer techniques. ‘Flex’ will be her first show in Vietnam, featuring nearly 30 lacquer boards whose primary subjects are women.

Heather McClellan 1

Artist statement:

Early in my career, my greatest struggle was in creating. I found that my passion for the human form and my God-given talents made it easy to illustrate, to show things “as they are”, but to me, this was disappointingly insufficient; art is so much more. It should evoke and stir others to passion. It should showcase imperfections and limitations. But most of all, it should be creative, meaning that it generates something new: an idea, a sentiment, a desire. I have found great satisfaction in experimenting across multiple techniques, perhaps because of the newness and my desire to explore, but more likely because of the imperfections they allow. Pencil and chalk are so precise that they leave little space for the beautiful accidents which manifest themselves in other media. As I force my technical skills into new and imperfect formats, I find it jarring, disrupting, exciting—and this excitement comes precisely because I don’t know what to expect. To me, this is creation.

Contact Heather:

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heathersartworx
Phone: (+84) 0 1238 718 719

The exhibition is free entry.

"Transpose", Heather McClellan, 40 x 25 cm, 2015, lacquer
“Transpose”, Heather McClellan, 40 x 25 cm, 2015, lacquer
"Shades of Variegation", Heather McClellan, 65 x 65 cm, 2015, lacquer
“Shades of Variegation”, Heather McClellan, 65 x 65 cm, 2015, lacquer
Nguyen Art Gallery
31A Van Mieu


  1. Heather, you have arrived…….your art work is CREATIVE INDEED….I am in awe…keep up the great work. Curious as to how one would work in lacquer. I should google it. Love ya AJ

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