Date(s) - 03/16/2019 - 06/02/2019
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) will exhibit JOOYOUNG CHOI: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty and JULES BUCK JONES: Future Fossils from March 16-June 2, 2019 in the main galleries.
On Friday, March 22, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m., AMSET will host a free and open to the public opening reception featuring a gallery talk by artists JooYoung Choi and Jules Buck Jones. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided complimentary of AMSET.
A “world building artist” who lives and works in Houston, Choi uses puppets, props, home videos, toys and drawings inspired from her childhood to explore her on-going and fictional world, the Cosmic Womb. As an adopted child and one of the only Asians living in her New Hampshire community, Choi grew up feeling different and lonely – her imagination became her creative salvation. Viewers will enter the Cosmic Womb, which will include soft sculptures and video installations, as well as puppets and mixed media paintings. The artist will participate in a weeklong residency at AMSET during her installation, interacting with museum visitors throughout the process. Choi will also teach a flower workshop, March 2nd, to guests prior to her installation, inviting them to create pieces that will be included in the installation. AMSET will also present a documentary film about Choi and her work as part of our interpretative programming.
Jules Buck Jones lives in Austin and teaches at Texas State University. He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and David Shelton Gallery in Houston, Texas. Jones is recognized nationally for his artwork and installations focusing on animals and the environment. His Animal Facts Club creates and envisions interactive performances for children, educating them on animal and biological facts. His exhibition at AMSET will feature artwork inspired by the birds of America, including vibrant paintings, sculpture and a mixed-media, site specific installation, which will blend together to create an environment type ecosystem where predator/prey relationships, mating behaviors, and other transformative actions play out between the paintings and sculptures.
The artist will take part in an artist residency at AMSET during his installation. A monograph published by the artist will be available during the exhibition, and a book signing will take place at the opening reception.
For more information, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.