[gallery type="slideshow" ids="83380,83381,83382,83383,83384,83385,83386,83387,83388,83389,83390"] RANGOON— A new exhibition at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery captures the simple elegance of Burma’s rural poor. Artist Nan Da has traveled throughout Burma since 2014 in search of moments of authenticity found in the faces of the country’s beggars and poor rural youths. “The Broken Rhymes” features 11 such images; high-contrast oil and acrylic portraits against stark blank backdrops of flags and skies. Nan Da said his subjects were found in villages surrounding Rangoon, Monywa and Pyin Oo Lwin. “I drew compassionately to capture how these people are living,” he said, “to express how they are feeling and what their situation is like, on the canvas.” Works will be on view until May 27, and are priced between US$250 and $1,000. Lokanat Gallery is located on the first floor of No. 62 Pansodan Road in Kyauktada Township, and is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
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