Seungmo Park, Meticulously Snipped & Wrapped
September 26 – December 6, 2014
Seung Mo Park, Meticulously Snipped & Wrapped exhibition opens at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Friday, Sept. 26
Grand Piano, 2014
70.9″ x 59.5″ x 70.9″
Renowned Korean artist Seungmo Park will display his unique works at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University. The exhibition Seung Mo Park, Meticulously Snipped & Wrapped opens Friday, Sept. 26 to debut at the Museum’s annual Saints, Sinners and Shenanigans gala benefit that same evening.
This exhibition, originated by the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, marks Park’s second one-man exhibition in the Midwest. Gene Jennman, Director of the Dennos, said “this was a ‘jaw dropping’ experience for visitors to the exhibition.”
Yeon gi (緣起) 8460, 2013
236.2″ x 157.5″
Park has had solo exhibitions in Daegu, Busan, and his native Seoul, South Korea; as well as Taipei, Taiwan; London, England; and New York. His work has been in group exhibitions at the Hangaram Art Museum, Gwangiu Museum of Art, and Kyunggido Museum in South Korea; galleries and museums in Beijing and Shanghai, China; London, England; Israel; Kolkata, India; and New York City.
“Park’s meticulously cut MAYA (meaning ‘illusion’ in Sanskrit) imagery and aluminum wire-wrapped sculpture forms are undeniably unique and intriguing works of art,” said Marilyn Wheaton, Director of the Fredericks Sculpture Museum. “They are remarkable, transparent, illusory works of art, like no other we have exhibited at this Museum,” she added.
MAYA 7624, 2013
94.5″ x 9.9″ x 110.2″
Works from Park’s HUMAN series, where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous musculature of the human body in metallic layers reminiscent of tree rings, and from his OBJECT series of sculpted musical instruments and other forms will also be in the exhibition.
The Museum is grateful to The Dow Chemical Company for sponsoring the exhibition.
The exhibition will run through Saturday, Dec. 6. For more information, call (989) 964-7125 or visit the Museum’s website at www.svsu.edu/mfsm.