Need A Cute Date Idea For This Saturday? Check Out Veneer

The transcendent sculptures of multimedia artist Chukes and Phung Huynh’s lurid paintings are coming to LAUNCH LA.

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.

Sculpture by Chukes

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.

You won’t want to miss this exhibit, which kicks off with an opening reception this Saturday, June 15. For more information, check out LAUNCH LA’s website here or email