The Brazos Gallery has been populated with 40 different works, including paintings, video art, animation, puppets and music created by JooYoung Choi, a current Lawndale Art Center Studio program resident.
Choi has prepared an eclectic multi-media experience that weaves her life story as a Korean adoptee (who was able to successfully reunite with her birth family), with the classic coming of age mono-myth, to develop an epic fantasy world filled with heroines, monsters and supernatural beings.
JooYoung Choi blends Eastern, Western, and Pop Culture together to create a strange new paracosmic reality she calls the Cosmic Womb. This exhibition focuses on the journey of Choi’s protagonist C.S. Watson, the royal artist and official historian of this magical land.
Through large scale paintings using familiar Christian composition from stained glass windows and early western painting, she merges them with a style of image making popular in Korea during the Japanese occupation.
Humorous videos resembling the Sesame Street sing along format, hand drawn cartoons, animated collages of a child finding a place she can call home, retro community access bulletin boards play simultaneously on 7 different televisions within the gallery (viewers can choose to watch the videos on either VHS or DVD).
Through her prolific and passionate love for storytelling and art making, Choi has brought an imaginary world to the Brazos gallery, one that may feel both alien and delightfully familiar all at once.
***JOOYOUNG CHOI’S SOLO EXHIBITION: “C.S. WATSON AND THE COSMIC WOMB” ANNOUNCED!
***RECEPTION FRIDAY JANUARY 23RD 6:30 – 8:30PM AT Richland College – Brazos Gallery,12800 Abrams Road, Crockett Hall, Room C140, Dallas, TX 75243
***SHOW RUNS FROM JANUARY 20TH TO FEBRUARY 6TH 2014.
***REGULAR GALLERY HOURS RUN M-F 10-4 PM
***ADMISSION IS FREE.
Richland Theatre proudly presents an innovative new series providing direct access to local actors and professionals for students and the public called “Professional Artist Series,” debuting with four events this Fall. The series kicks off with voice over legend John William Galt 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Sept. 30, F 108, Arena Theatre, Richland College. All events are free and open to the public.
Designed as a series of presentations/discussions, along the lines of “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” established professionals from the world of entertainment will discuss their respective careers. Andy Long, Chair of the Theatre Department, stated, “The reason for it is to provide an opportunity for our students to learn from and gain access to outstanding individuals in the world of Professional entertainment.”
The series will include:
John William Galt, voice over legend
Friday, Sept. 30, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Galt has recorded over 1000 commercials in his career. He toured for 77 weeks with Mickey Rooney in “Three Goats and a Blanket,” was in the original American cast of “No Sex Please, We’re British,” was in “The Moon is Blue with Done Ameche,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with Michael Cole and has appeared in numerous films such as “Forrest Gump” and “JFK.”
Robyn Flatt, Founder and Artistic Director of Dallas Children’s Theatre
Friday, Oct. 21, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Flatt will discuss her life and career in theatre.
Randel Wright, Scene Designer
Friday, Nov. 11, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Wright will present highlights of a remarkable career and discuss his specific approach to scene design.
Julie Holman, Senior Agent with the Kim Dawson Agency
Friday, Dec. 2, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Holman will share stories from her life in broadcast and her long career working in commercials and film.