Matter Studio hosted an opening art party for Truth Matters by Chukes on July 23, 2023. However, the exhibition runs through August 20, 2023.

Truth Matters, Chukes

A professional artist for more than 40 years, Chukes works in clay, oil, bronze and mixed media. He has had 30+ solo exhibitions and 60 group shows in galleries. He has also exhibited in museums throughout the United States and abroad. His work is included in many private collections. In addition, he has done several commissions, including works for Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Chukes has been featured in numerous publications including O, The Oprah Magazine, Ebony, Essence, Valentine New York, and Ciel Paper in London. He also has appeared in films and video documentaries showcasing his art. Dedicated to education in art and in African American history, he has given numerous art talks and lectures, and facilitated workshops.

His formal education includes a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics from California College of Art and Crafts as well as an MFA in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University. Additionally, Chukes has just authored a new book titled, Identity Theft: Creations from a Social Conscience.

About Matter Studio

With Matter Studio Gallery, Founder Karla Funderburk has realized her longstanding vision for an exhibition space in the heart of LA. She has created a place where artists from Southern California can share their work and their voices. As much an art gallery as a vital, community hub that celebrates inclusiveness through artistic expression, Matter Studio Gallery fills an essential need in our ever-evolving city.

About Karla Funderburk

Funderburk is a ceramic artist and master carpenter. She earned my MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 1984, with a focus on ceramic sculpture, installation and performance art. In 1991, she started MATTER, a handmade, custom furniture design and manufacturing business. Today she maintains a professional woodshop and ceramic studio, where she design and builds custom woodwork along with ceramic pieces. She also teaches classes in ceramics and woodworking.

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On view: July 23, 2023 – August 20, 2023

What: Truth Matters, Chukes
Where: Matter Studio Gallery, 5080 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 90019
When: Running through August 20, 2023