Jonathan Price Installs Major Sculpture At New Broad Art Museum
Jonathan Price, Charles Ginnever, Soo Sunny Park, CYNTHIA-REEVES
Ginnever's work has been exhibited at the most respected sculpture venues in the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Storm King, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Grounds for Sculpture, The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum, The Smithsonian, The Walker Arts Center, The Seattle Art Museum, and Lynden Sculpture Park, among others. Many institutions include his work in their Permanent Collections.
The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is located on South First Street in San Jose, California - (www.sjica.org).
Soo Sunny Park: VAPOR SLIDE
Cranbrook Art Museum
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
November 17, 2012 - March 17, 2013
SSVT (South Stratford, Vermont) VAPOR SLIDE, a complex and beautiful site-based installation by Soo Sunny Park, opens in the Wainger Gallery at the Cranbrook Art Museum on Friday, November 16th. The artist will give a talk on Friday, open to the public, at 6:00 p.m.
Park's large-scale installation, SSVT (South Strafford, Vermont) VAPOR SLIDE (2007), is a monumental work that achieves both an ethereal presence and the sense of an integrated environment.
Made of quotidian materials-chain link fence, plastic cups, paper clips, river rocks-Park brings these seemingly innocuous materials together in an unexpected and imaginative way, crafting a dazzling environment of diffused light, suspended canopies, and a rhythmic patterning of light and dark.
At once rigorously structured and impossibly fragile, the work transforms the space of the gallery into a subtly shifting perceptual experience that is visceral, tactile, and, surprisingly, emotional. The use of chain link fence, a conventional boundary demarcation, is employed here to create an inviting space, rather than being used as a means to impede access. In so doing, SSVT (South Strafford, Vermont) VAPOR SLIDE becomes a spellbinding meditation on the interstitial spaces we encounter every day and the myriad possibilities hidden within.
The artist created the work in response to the undulating, snowy hills of South Strafford, Vermont - a new landscape given her childhood in Korea and in the south. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she moved to the United States of the age of eleven and grew up in Georgia and Florida. Park is a 2000 alumna of Cranbrook Academy of Art's Sculpture Department, and is now a tenured profession at the Studio Art Department of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Before studying at Cranbrook, she received her BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio.
Click here to preview installation video from the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum exhibition, 2012.
Soo Sunny Park currently is preparing for a retrospective that will open at Rice University in Houston, Texas in April 2013, immediately after her installation closes at Cranbrook.
The signature work included in the Rice University exhibition is traveling from an exhibition at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
This same installation, Capturing Resonance will be on view at Art Miami in conjunction with Cynthia-Reeves as a special public art project from December 2 - 6, 2012, in the Wynwood district of Miami.
The Cranbrook Art Museum is located on the grounds of Cranbrook Academy at 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
For more information on the exhibitions at Cranbrook, Rice University, or the special public art installation at Art Miami, please contact the gallery at 212-714-0044 or visit the online gallery at Cynthia-Reeves.com.
CYNTHIA-REEVES is pleased to announce their participation in the upcoming Art Miami International and Contemporary Art Fair at the Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida, December 4 - 9, 2012. (Booth #C37)
Available new works by International Artists include:
Sarah Amos, Dawn Black, David Burdeny, Shen Chen,
Catherine Farish, Lianghong Feng, Jaehyo Lee, Danielle Julian
Norton, Soo Sunny Park, Jonathan Prince, and George Sherwood
Details to follow in the coming weeks - look forward to seeing you in Miami!