Imagination comes alive in the world of artist JooYoung Choi. So is the truth.
The Houston-based artist shares stories of the human spirit in a vibrant, interdisciplinary exhibition at the Crowe Museum of Asian Art at the University of Texas at Dallas. It is her first exhibition at the Dallas Museum and the last in the Museum’s series of Texan Asian Women Artists. Previous artists on the series include Billy Liu and Kana Harada.
Choi said she creates fantasy worlds filled with “wonderful creatures…and terrible villains” to share her beliefs in “the power of infinite energy – a love beyond love that binds us all together and flows through us.”
The artist expresses this theme of resilience through colorful paintings and soft sculpting on a large scale. The exhibition also includes the museum’s first display of Choi’s latest films, Spectra Force Vive: The Endless Pie Delivery Service. The film features puppets, animated characters, and human actors in a story about saving reality by liberating the silenced realities of the universe.
Choi calls her artwork “the cosmic womb,” and it is filled with her experiences as a Korean-born child who came to the United States via adoption. She also focuses on identity, loss, healing, and growth.
Choi graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and earned a master’s degree in fine arts from Leslie University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has had exhibitions all over the country.
What: “JooYoung Choi: Songs of Endurance from the Fabric of Faith”
When: From February 12 to September 4
Where: The Crow Museum of Dallas District Art, 2010 Flora St.
Contact: Crowmusuem.org, 214-979-6430