The small, intimate gallery will host their art from June 15 to July 13 in an exhibit known as Veneer. “It explores the overlapping of identities and the complexities of navigating race and culture,” according to a press release from LAUNCH. Chukes and Huynh both take intersectional approaches to their work to address difficult questions of multiculturalism and identity.
The exhibit will feature Chukes’ thought-provoking busts, with their exaggerated feminine features set in somber expressions of reflection. Huynh’s paintings challenge ideals of body image and artifice, depicting soft, rounded and often nude figures. Her work primarily focuses on the concept of cosmetic surgery, particularly for Asian women, and its significance in the divide between Eastern and Western cultures.