Artist’s ‘Fun’ Work Spotlights Strong Message at South


Photo Courtesy of JooYoung Choi

Quantum Soup, an exhibition featuring the art of former San Jacinto College adjunct professor JooYoung Choi, will be on display March 21 until April 8 in the Flickinger Fine Arts Center.

The San Jacinto College South Campus art gallery will feature former adjunct professor JooYoung Choi’s playful showcase of challenging subtext in a three-week exhibition titled Quantum Soup.

According to Choi’s website, she uses a mixture of painting, video art, animation, puppetry, and music to illustrate a fictional land she calls the “Cosmic Womb.”

“The narrative of this imaginary world is used as a tool to investigate a variety of themes such as: representation as affirmation, racism and systemic oppression, personal/political identity and memory,” the artist further notes on her website.

South campus art gallery Director Jeffrey McGee described her style as “extremely fun” adding, her work “has a very strong message that will resonate with our community.”

Choi will attend a reception on the South campus March 23 to meet and “educate students in the process and requirements of being a practicing artist,” McGee said. Also, he noted, students planning to extend their passion for art into a career are encouraged to attend and take the opportunity to experience the inner workings of a successful artist’s creative process.

JooYoung Choi was born in South Korea in 1982. She was adopted by an American family from Concord, New Hampshire at the age of one. Choi attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she received a Bachelors in Fine Arts and went on to receive a Masters of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Boston Lesley University College of Art and Design. Choi currently calls Houston home.

Meanwhile, McGee said the exhibition is an opportunity for attendees to connect with Choi. “Art is a form of communication,” McGee said. “By experiencing creative expression, in any form, you are participating in a conversation with the artist.”

Quantum Soup is open to the public and will run from March 21 until April 8 in Room S15.112 of the Flickinger Fine Arts Center on the South campus.