Love Art Peninsula
by renowned Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa, curated by Pearl Lam Galleries. The installation debuted on September 14, 2015 to coincide with EXPO CHICAGO, and will be displayed in The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago through March 20, 2016, as a part of a public art project.
Choi Jeong Hwa creates art from the most humble of materials, finding inspiration in soda bottles, shopping bags, and colorful plastic dishes. Inspired by the harmony and chaos of the urban environment, the artist, architect, and designer has created a 10-story installation made from 1,000 discarded doors, and decorated Seoul’s Olympic Stadium with garlands made from 2 million pieces of trash—transforming the building’s surface into a glittering jewel. He declines to categorize his work, leaving the audience to define his pieces on a personal level. As his motto states: “My art is your heart.”
In celebration of the new art installation, The Peninsula Chicago, EXPO CHICAGO, Wall Street Journal and Pearl Lam Galleries invited guests from the art community to a private cocktail reception in Avenues Ballroom. Tony Karman, President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO led a thrilling panel discussion. Maria Zec, Regional Vice President and General Manager, revealed details and debuted a video showcasing the guest room redesign at The Peninsula Chicago in which art played a major focal point in the new rooms and suites.
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