KHFA exhibition archives

The Color of My Memory

Du Chau
January 5-February 9, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, January 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Artist in attendance
Main Gallery

Du Chau's new exhibition presents a strong narrative composed of artwork focusing on peace, war and violence. His silkscreen prints combine historical images of past and present. Many of them cross-reference China, Vietnam and the United States, integrating Chau's past memories into his artwork.

Chau's prints consist of multiple layers of color. When discussing his prints, Chau states, "They are the color of my memory. I want the work to be saturated with color until we can no longer breath. Just like the war, we can breath again once it's over."

Chau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from the University of North Texas, and certification in pathology from the School of Medical technology, Midland Memorial Hospital. He attended Brookhaven College before completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Du Chau's works are in the collections of the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, the Allen Steinheim Museum, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, and Brookhaven College.

Ricefield (detail), 2010, silkscreen printing on paper, 12-1/4" x 9-1/8"