"Light is usually treated as a liminal being, something that mediates our visual awareness of the world, but not something that we see in and of itself. In my work, light is not just a means by which the form is seen, but part of what constitutes the work of art. Light is a sculptural material, not because without it one cannot see the forms, but because without it there is no projection, reflection, translucency, or shadow, so the sculpture is not complete. My work reconfigures boundary materials—fencing, glass, metal studs, drywall—to expand and explore a variety of liminal spaces, those between inside and outside, sculpture and drawing, seeing and showing, vision and perception, artifice and nature." —Soo Sunny Park
Soo Sunny Park's artwork challenges the boundaries between sculpture, installation, and drawing. Individual pieces are hybrids, which fall in-between, rather than within, any of these categories. Sculptures are drawings, drawings are sculptures, and installations are sculptures and drawings at once. She labels the totality of her work as sculpture to provide an overarching framework within the critical discourse of studio art, to identify work that Vladimir Tatlin called the “real object in real space.” She uses art to explore the spaces between the categories that structure our existence.
Soo Sunny Park is Professor of Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Park received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and M.F.A in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Learn more about Soo Sunny Park at https://www.soosunnypark.com/.