Monday, July 23, 2012

Andrew Hem in Phnom Penh

It is my pleasure to announce that Andrew Hem has been selected by the State Department's Art In Embassies division to be part of an exhibition at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The curators have chosen three paintings which touch on aspects of Andrew's native Cambodia, including the ubiquitous presence of the spirit world, the devastating losses of the Khmer Rouge genocide, and the strength and perseverance of Cambodia's women. For the next three years, these paintings will be on view at official state functions in U.S. Ambassador William Todd's residence. I hope they will inspire contemplation and empathy towards the people of Cambodia.

"Best Find a Way"

"This Woman's Work"

"New Chapter"

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