Soo Sunny Park: Modified Thoroughfare

February 11, 2007 - 7:00pm to March 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

The Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA) Banvard Gallery currently features the exhibition “Modified Thoroughfare”. This exhibit will continue through Tuesday, March 13. The exhibit is a site-specific installation of new work by sculptor Soo Sunny Park. Park demonstrates in her large-scale installations a deftness in the juxtaposition of materials and an attention to light and mood. Her assemblages show a penchant for the recontextualization of a wide variety of materials, from the quotidian to the cutting edge. The KSA Banvard Gallery installation combines common materials like plastic cups and chain-link fence with 3M retroreflective glass beads and custom automated lighting to create a series of effects exploring themes of epigenetics, transition, and dislocation.

Soo Sunny Park received her B.F.A. in painting and sculpture from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, and her M.F.A. in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Park is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell M.F.A. Grant; Grand Prize winner of the 19th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition; and Cité Internationale des Arts Studio Residency, Paris, France. Park's exhibitions include Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, IL; CUE Art Foundation, Chelsea, NY; Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY; Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, MO; Total Gallery, Chongno-Gu, Seoul Korea; and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO. Selected publications include Forum for Contemporary Art, New Art Examiner (2001), Art in America (2004), Focus, and Sculpture Magazine (2004).

The KSA Banvard Gallery is free and open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Banvard Gallery is located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University (275 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus).

Funding for the Knowlton School of Architecture Banvard Gallery is provided in part by the Ohio Arts Council Arts Access grant program.

Read more about this exhibit in Columbus Alive.