New work by Piety Choi at Highwire Gallery
September 2 – 25, 2011
Highwire’s September exhibit “Rising to the Stratosphere” expresses freedom and hope that reside in all of us. It represents human spirit that wishes to rise from the depth of the sea all the way to the height of the stratosphere. Piety Choi seeks to show freedom and hope of a human spirit with an intuitive approach to creating visual art.
Choi, a Korean-born American artist and graduate of PAFA, brings an Eastern influence to her Western education, painting gritty and sublime abstractions. She often uses sand as a key medium that represents a primitive but most profound source of creativity.
Through her paintings, Piety Choi seeks “to see movements in stillness; purpose in chaos; hope in hopelessness; divinity in the ordinary.” Her art is meditative and embodies a free spirit in search of eternal meaning. ”Rising to the Stratosphere” is an invitation to reflect on such inner freedom, unbound possibilities, and unyielding hope.
Highwire Gallery also presents “looking for Order,” the show of a guest artist, Karen Steen at the annex of the Galley.