Korean sculptor Wook Jang Cheung opened his anticipated “Long Journey Home” in the upscale The Shops at Crystals to be on display in its common areas. The sculptures can be seen through Oct. 13 on the first level of The Shops at Crystals.
Cheung, one of Korea’s prominent artists, created towering sculptures of elephants, deer and camels as herds moving toward some unknown journey's end. Make of gleaming steel as a sign of strength and some standing 10-feet tall, the sculptures reflect the determination of nature to overcome all obstacles. His work can be described as a futuristic interpretation incorporating long legs to demonstrate the empty space between the ground and the mental being reflecting the journey of humans over the thousands of years to unseen destinations.
“Statues stand; I want my work to be in motion, to connote the journey. These figures gaze out at an unseen destination that is beyond our horizon,” said Cheung.
The artist’s work has been shown in 13 solo shows and more than 100 group exhibitions globally including the United States, Japan, Italy and Korea. Cheung earned his BFA and MFA from Seoul National University and now is a professor at Ulsan University. Cheung is also a member of the Korea Fine Art Association. The new exhibition is sponsored by JSM Art of China, under the supervision of Shunmei Jin and transported to Las Vegas through the facilitation of Shanghai-based Viva Tours.
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