Sung Ho Choi: American Dream

When 4 Aug 2011
Where SPACE WOMb Gallery
22-48 Jackson Ave
Long Island City 11101
United States

Sung Ho Choi, Dreamscape, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and SPACE WOMb Gallery

August 5 – 27 2011

Opening Reception: August 6, 6-8pm

Press Release:

SPACE WOMb Gallery is pleased to announce “American Dream”, a solo exhibition featuring the works of artist, Sung Ho Choi.

Choi immigrated to the United States from Korea in 1981. This cultural transition had a profound affect on his art because it allowed him to expand on his themes and mediums. Most of Choi’s works intersect between cultures and traditions by addressing the critical issues of current society.

Dreamscape” is constructed of a shallow grid made of lottery tickets showing an image of mountains. This work innovates the intersection of logic and emotions. These patterns of waves have various directions in which they crash, collide, and affirm one another within the same image. In a way, this work resembles the indecisive human mind of how we often fight with our antagonistic impulses.

Choi’s art process is by collecting, formulating cultural patterns and finding a significant system within them. He seeks for an alchemic discovery through this process. Choi’s artistic goal is to pursue the theme of contrasting identities in a society that is becoming more multi-cultural, and figuring out how to define this in a “universal” term.

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