Rex Chouk Celebrates Debut Exhibition

by Josefina Garcia Photographed by Rex Chouk
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Hole hosted an opening reception for Rex Chouk’s new exhibition on May 26. The gallery, known for representing emerging artists, will house the artist’s debut exhibition that will feature a collection of paintings, short films, and mixed media works displayed on lightboxes.

Rex Chouk, a Saudi Arabia native, creates works that combine traditional narratives and contemporary symbols in order to explore and present content from his immediate external surroundings, consumer culture and current politics. With brightly colored panels, reminiscent of graphic art and Sunday morning cartoons, and fits right in with many of the gallery’s previous artists.

Chouk himself was on hand at the event to take photos with the guests and explain the concept behind some of the pieces, while attendees mulled around sipping wine, taking pictures and listening to the music set curated by DJ Khaled Jalanbo.

Guests included Alex Parket, Candice Fortin, Ashma Vohra, Bob Kapoor, Yasemin Kaya, Turki Bin Sultan, Jaqueline Bernom, Kalu-Kalu Uqwuomo, Valentino Bendel, Alexandra Endes, Faisal Banaja, Calvin Blay, Merriam Houggoug, Bader Almulla, Ala Oner Khalid, Jewel Ware, Catonia Whalen, Jeff B. and Jaden Barish.


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