COREY HELFORD GALLERY PRESENTS: "ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED" OPENING SEPT 8, 2018
The wait is over. Iconic LA artist, Luke Chueh (please check the attached evite to view new images), is back with all new works in a show at CHG and the response has been overwhelming. The doors open at 7PM on Saturday, September 8th.
“This show is basically a collection of ideas that I developed for the past three years, that I’ve been saving for a show like this,” explains Chueh of the new body of work. He’s been exhibiting all over the country and internationally since his last solo show at Corey Helford in 2014. He says, “When I’m traveling and on the road, the only goal I have is to give the people what they want. But LA is my home. It’s my comfort zone, and I feel safe here to experiment and do things that aren’t in the usual ‘Luke Chueh style.’”
Chueh has become best known for a series of white, almost mascot-like anthropomorphic figures, often depicted with the head of a bear, bunny or chicken. Over time, they have evolved to become empathetic stand-ins for himself and for the viewers. These classic figures will be present alongside a slew of new characters and even objects getting the anthropomorphic treatment, from houses to tea kettles. Anthropomorphucked will also premiere new takes on Chinese mythology, from Jiangshi (hopping vampires) to a study featuring a rabbit on the moon—an homage to his heritage as a first generation Chinese-American and the stories that his parents have told him throughout his life.
“Now that I’m back in LA and able to feel at home, I’m able to implement ideas I’ve wanted to for a long time. This show is all
about me re-examining my relationship with my characters,” Chueh says. “I’ll be using all the tools in my arsenal for this show.”
To see the preview, please email Sherri Trahan at firstname.lastname@example.org