Artist Talk: St. Mary's College of Maryland
November 5, 2014 @ 4:45 p.m.

Glendening Annex
St. Mary's College of Maryland
East Fishers Road
St Mary's City, MD 20686

Group Exhibition: Baggage Claim: Unpacking Immigrant Lives
September 12 - October 12, 2014 

District of Columbia Art Center (DCAC)
2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, October 1st, 7:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, October 12th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Although immigration is one of the biggest issues in the Americas today, the narrative about immigration in the US is very narrow. Media coverage is largely negative, with tremendous focus on illegality, anxiety, and fear. But art offers a new way into these complicated debates. Baggage Claim showcases nine artists who invite audiences to consider different perspectives. Come explore the nuances. Featuring works by Sheila Pree Bright (GA), Andrea Cauthen (NY), Alonzo Davis (MD), Vanessa Agana Solari Espinoza (CA), Nery Gabriel Lemus (CA), Wendy Phillips (GA), Favianna Rodriguez (CA), Jerry Truong (MD), Amare S. Worku (MD), and Ruee Gawarikar.

Curated by Gia Harewood
Mentor Curator: Jarvis DuBois

Solo Exhibition: No Recess
September 4 - October 11, 2014

Lycoming College Art Gallery 
Snowden Library, Lycoming College
700 College Place
Williamsport, PA 17701

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: Friday, September 5th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Jerry Truong examines the political implications of the education system through an installation based on the visuals commonly associated with the American grade school classroom. Truong alludes to philosophy, activism, avant-garde art and radical politics by subverting materials such as stackable plastic chairs, blackboards and overhead projectors, thereby framing the classroom as a political apparatus. In doing so, Truong offers a critique of the education system as one that aims to encourage free thinkers but produces compliant members of society instead.


Group Exhibition: Camera Lucida Revisited: Current Notes on Photography
March 20 - April 5, 2014

Coohaus Art
547 W. 27th St. #307
New York, NY 10001
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 .a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Camera Lucida Revisited will show the works of visual artists inspired by Roland Barthes' view on photography. First published in 1980/81, Camera Lucida, along with Susan Sontag's On Photography, was one of the most influential books of criticism and theorization on photography in the U.S. and also abroad. This exhibition will focus on how his reading of photography influenced young generations of Korean-American artists as well as other Asian or minority artists. Translated into Korean and published in 1986,Camera Lucida was widely read among aspiring art students in Korea. Artists interpreted this rather elusive book with their personal experience. Not only photographers but also artists of other media were invited to participate: Buhm HongJohn ChangHyeryoung MinSo Yoon LymJerry Truong

Curated by Kyunghee Pyun, Ph.D. 

Group Exhibition: And Then: Varied Approaches to Narrative
March 3 - March 31, 2014

Marlboro Gallery
Prince George's Community College
301 Largo Road 
Largo, MD 20774
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Opening Reception: March 13th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Narratives can be taken at face value like a set of directions. They might also require decoding symbols and drawing relationships between recontextualized elements. The great richness of how artists approach story-telling is the simple difference between fact and fiction; reporting and interpreting; direct and indirect; the literal and the symbolic.

The exhibit will include examples of how various artists tell stories through painting, installation, photography, animation, video, illustration, printmaking, and text. Featuring Artists: David BarrchukwumaaJeffry CudlinChristopher CunettoCliff EvansChandi KellyMarissa LongJonathan MonaghanLavar MunroeRuth PettusPhyllis PlattnerAlexandra SilverthorneAlan SimenskyJulia Kim SmithJerry Truong

Curated by John Anderson


Solo Exhibition: Class Warfare
March 6 - March 30, 2014

Hodson Gallery
Tatem Arts Center
Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701
Gallery Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Opening Reception: March 6th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Paintings, sculptures and signs created by Takoma Park, Md.-based artist Jerry Truong will be on display March 6-30 in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College. An opening reception for Truong's exhibition, Class Warfare, will be held March 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by an artist's talk from 7 to 8 p.m. in the gallery.

Truong's exhibit is a critique of how the educational system produces complacent members of society instead of free thinkers. His work examines the political implications of the American educational system through blackboard-like large-scale paintings, sculptures that utilize objects such as plastic chairs and overhead projectors, and signs displaying summaries of notable teaching philosophies.

Group Exhibition: Critical Contacts: Significant Encounters and Their Impact
March 3 - March 28, 2014

Urban by Nature Gallery
Capitol Arts Network
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, 1 - 4 p.m.; Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 4 p.m.

Opening Reception: March 7th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Capitol Arts Network, the Washington area’s fastest-growing organization for professional and emerging artists, will explore the impact of “significant encounters” on artists and their work during March, with an exhibition produced by studio art faculty members at Montgomery College.

“For this exhibit, we have defined a ‘critical contact’ as an encounter that has had a significant impact on an artist,” said Claudia Rousseau, of Montgomery College.  “Such encounters might be with a place, a book, a person, a particularly galvanizing moment. The exhibit could also be a consideration of critical encounters between or among species, cultures, technologies, economies, natural elements and many other things.”

“The variety of approaches among the 22 participants in this exhibit is extensive,” Rousseau said.  “Among the most prominent subthemes are memories of certain places and the ways in which contacts with those places have had a lasting impact. Artists included: Mike Cantwell, David Carter, Jeff Golden, Margaret Gourlay, Graham Grace, Zdeno Mayercak, Michaele HarringtonJoyce JewellPatricia KesslerKate Kretz, Marta Lautz, Aniko Makranczy, Nancy McNamara, Amanda Miller, Michael Piechocinski, Daniel Shay, Mary Staley, Judith Stone, Jerry TruongMegan Van WagonerDaniel VenneVidya Vijayasekharan

Artist Talk: Hood College
March 26, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701

The Hodson Gallery is happy to announce that Jerry Truong's artist talk will be held on Wednesday, March 26, from 2pm - 3pm in the Hodson Gallery. The Hodson Gallery is located on the first floor of the Tatem Arts Center. This is a change in venue from the normal location: the Whitaker Commons. There will be seating available.

Juror's Talk: 2014 Juried Student Annual
February 6, 12:30 a.m.

Hodson Gallery
Tatem Arts Center
Hood College
401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701
Gallery Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Opening Reception: February 6th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

An exhibit of artwork created by Hood College graduate and undergraduate students will be on display in the Hodson Gallery at Hood College. An opening reception for 2014 Annual Juried Student Exhibit will be Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A talk by Jerry Truong, juror for this exhibition, will be given Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation. The exhibit includes ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints and photographs.