Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, USA
Aug 6 – Nov 7, 2021
In Floating imagery, Sui Park attempts to represent and visualize free-floating images that come to her mind. Whether vague or clear, soft and delicate or sharp and strong, they visit us, come and go, or sometimes linger on. Even if for a split second, these images tend to capture us, make us pause and ponder, and compel us to recall and reconnect in full color. They seem to be representing something that we continue to mind, seek and hope for with great expectations.
Sui Park, PomPom, 2018 – 2019, 19 pieces in various sizes, Hand Dyed Cable Ties, Monofilament
Sui Park’s “PomPom” is a series of vibrant, brilliantly colored sculptures that appear magically suspended among a cluster of blue trees located on the Museum grounds. The sculptures visually pop like fireworks, evoking celebrations, exuberant moments, and cheerful memories. Park creates the dynamic artworks by meticulously weaving and connecting hand painted industrial cable ties, transforming them into organic and biomorphic forms. Inspired by both the natural world and the human experience, Park seeks to capture and encapsulate subtle but continuous changes in the evolution of emotions, memories, thoughts, and expectations.
“PomPom” is a part of Sui Park’s solo exhibition and also at the same time, a Streetside project of the Cahoon Museum of American Art. (https://cahoonmuseum.org/sui-park-pompom/)
Sui Park, Summer Vibe in Hosta Garden, 2021, 14 pieces in various sizes
A New York based artist born in Seoul, Korea, Sui Park exhibits internationally and holds a BFA in Environmental Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MDes in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design as well as an MFA and BFA in Fiber Arts at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.