The exhibition “Distant Geography,” opening today at Phnom Penh’s Java Cafe, is the reflection of a man’s journey over several decades as he attempts to unearth roots whose traces have disappeared and deal with a reality that often proves puzzling. A mixture of collage, watercolor, ink and acrylic works coupled with lines of poetry or reflections, the exhibition consists of pages taken out of artist Chath pierSath’s journals spanning several decades. These journals have been his way of processing what he went through as a child in Khmer Rouge work camps before emigrating to the U.S. in the
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