Luke Chueh exhibit featured at SDSU-IV art gallery
November 4, 2003 2:41 PM PST
— An exhibit by Los Angeles artist Luke Chueh will open Thursday
in the Steppling Art Gallery at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley
The public is invited to the opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
exhibit, titled "My Forlorn Hope," includes paintings and drawings.
crisp, graphic style produces dismayed, cartoon-like animal subjects as
the focus of ironic predicaments, according to a press release.
the sublime is described as the beautiful tinged with pain," said
Steppling gallery director Sheila Dollente. "Chueh pares that idea
to a single spare image borne by figures reminiscent of the soft, innocent
stuffed animals of childhood. His paintings are at once intriguing, puzzling,
friendly and sorrowful.
for us, his works sell like hotcakes," added Dollente.
Most of the pieces to display starting Thursday are on loan from collectors
but a few are available for purchase.
from Philadelphia, Chueh was raised in Fresno and is a graduate of graphic
design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He spent several years doing promotion,
design and editing for music-related enterprises, including the publication
of E.X.P. Magazine, which extols the experimental electronic music and
Intelligent Dance Music genres.
works as a coordinator for the Cannibal Flower Art Gallery and Performance
Space, an underground exhibit forum in Los Angeles.
curator for the exhibit is Bibiana Padilla Maltos of Mexicali, an internationally
exhibited visual poet, artist and performance artist who also promotes
innovative work through her position as coordinator of the annual AV Text
Fest staged each winter in Baja California.
exhibit, "My Forlorn Hope," will be on view through Dec. 5.
The gallery is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays or by appointment.
Steppling Art Gallery is on the Carrillo Quad of SDSU-IV, 720 Heber Ave.,
in Calexico. For more information contact Dollente at 768-5536.