• Cody Choi

    PKM Gallery

    When Cody Choi moved from Seoul to Los Angeles at age twenty-two, he experienced a particularly painful and protracted form of homesickness: Speaking poor English and ill at ease in the radically different social milieu, the artist suffered from frequent nausea. Pepto-Bismol, his preferred antidote—he consumed as much as a bottle a day—became the material of his first significant work: replicas of clichéd masterpieces like Rodin’s Thinker and the Venus de Milo, all made out of toilet paper soaked in the sick pink, over-the-counter gastrointestinal medication. In the late ’90s, he shifted from

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