An alternate universe comes to the Crow Museum of Asian Art

March 02, 2022

Korean-American artist JooYoung Choi’s fantasy world is inspired by personal disruption – and Marvel Comics.

An entire world of brightly-colored, humanoid creatures and plants, made of fabric and wood, vinyl and paint, inhabits the first-floor gallery at the Crow Museum of Asian Art.

You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a kid’s playroom gone nuts. Walls and ceiling are painted with stars, the gallery floor is covered with smiling plants and big-eyed, pet rocks. Even though some of these stuffed animals are more than six feet tall, they still look like toys.