Luke Chueh "Contemporary Art" at Corey Helford Gallery

Juxtapoz // Sunday, 06 Feb 2011

This image is quite bold when you first see it, what appears to be a centerpiece of Luke Chueh's solo show, Contemporary Art, that opens at Corey Helford Gallery on Saturday, February 12, 2011. This is the second solo show at Helford for the Los Angeles-basd Chueh.

Corey Helford Gallery writes of the show:

Returning to the gallery for his second solo show, Chueh parlays his love/hate relationship with the Contemporary Art world into his most ambitious and concept-driven body of work to date. For his cleverly-titled new exhibition of sixteen paintings, Chueh has created four thematic collections based on his observations, experiences and study of the art world. Employing a broad spectrum of visual influences from psychology and sociology to art history, Chueh’s iconic characters appear strikingly different within each series, and a six foot fiberglass sculpture of “Possessed” will serve as the centerpiece to the show.

In The Label Series Chueh’s imagery adopts the typographic stylings of Barbara Kruger while The Communication Series unveils Renaissance, Cubism/Modernism, and Pop Art interpretations of his classic bear heads. The psychology of color is explored in The Colorfield Series and for The Template Series, Chueh renders the same image in six widely ranging styles and emotions to illustrate “it’s not the glass that tells the story, but rather what’s in the glass itself”.

For the opening night reception of “Contemptorary Art”, Chueh has crafted a social experiment where the audience will become part of the exhibition. Attendees will fill in a blank bear template with their own imagery, which will remain on display as part of the four-week exhibition.


Luke Chueh
Contemporary Art
February 12—March 12, 2011
Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, California


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