David Choe’s “Nothing To Declare”

David Choe’s LA solo show Nothing To Declare (with Lazarides Gallery) opened this week and it looks like Choe has outdone himself yet again. Fans of his work have got to love these new paintings. For me, Choe is kind of like Barry McGee; some of the images are interesting and others aren’t, but damn that technical ability never fails to amaze me. There are few who can use a spray can better.

The LA Times has a nice article about Choe and Nothing To Declare. Pretty cool that Choe’s gone from leaving LA when he could only get shows at hair salons to now being profiled in The LA Times for his return.

The show is taking place in a massive warehouse, so of course there are some installation bits. I love the giant whale.

Photos by Brandon Shigeta