Soo Sunny Park: Hybrid Objects

June 3rd, 2016 – July 10th, 2016

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Hybrid Objects, a solo show featuring recent works by Soo Sunny Park.

Hybrid Objects explores the space between two and three dimensions through work which takes elements from both drawing and sculpture to create new forms. Park uses sculptural materials such as sheet rock, plastic, window screens, and egg cartons, to create the lines and flat patterns fundamental to drawing, while incorporating sculpting techniques such as gouging, puncturing, cutting, and polishing in her mark making. The resulting pieces are a hybrid of the two genres: two-dimensional pieces which engage the physical space by shifting as the viewer moves and changes perspective. Conversely, she uses drawing tools such as projection, shadow, and translucency, in her sculptures. Light acts as a medium in all of her work, adding structural elements to each piece.

“My work challenges the boundaries between sculpture, installation, and drawing.”

Park’s work reconfigures and redefines aspects of different mediums to construct pieces which fall in between them. Her sculptures are drawings, her drawings are sculptures, and her installations are a combination of both. Her materials are chosen for their liminal quality, manipulated to explore what lies between inside and outside, sculpture and drawing, vision and perception, and objects and their shadows. Her recent work incorporates light as an essential material, through which elements such as projection, reflection, and shadows travel.

Soo Sunny Park is a multimedia artist born in Seoul, Korea, who lives and works in New Hampshire, United States. She received an BFA in painting and sculpture from The Columbus College of Art and Design, and an MFA in sculpture from Cranbook Academy of Art. She currently works as Chair of the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, The 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition Grand Prize, The Helen Foster Barnett Prize from The National Academy Museum, New York, NY (2008), and The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship (2010). Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions across the United States and internationally.  Selected solo shows include Silver Linings, Cheekwood, TN; New Ways of Seeing: Beyond Culture, Dorsky Gallery, LIC, NY;Lumière - Play of Brillants, Éléphant Paname, Paris; Inverted Boundaries, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates; Boundary Conditions, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Unwoven Light, Rice Gallery, Houston, TX; Capturing Resonance, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Soo Sunny Park: Vapor Slide, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills; Bio-Structure: Metro-Geo, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO.