ONE AND J. Gallery proudly presents the solo exhibition of Sunmin Park titled A Walk into You (curated by KIM, Sung woo) from 6 May until 5 June 2022. Having perceived the venue of 3 floors as a single body, Park proposes the gallery's respective floor as corresponding to the world of thought (1st floor), vision (2nd floor) and emotion (3rd floor). Park has provided the viewer with a vast array of senses, inviting us to delve deep into physical (body) and mental (mind) spaces throughout this exhibition.
On the first floor of thought and idea, words of poetic moments that Park had encountered while reading newspapers have gathered to express themselves in various media, such as three-dimensional work, photography, drawing, video, and sound. She collected the momentary fragments of life in the newspapers that happen and pass daily, and piled them up in the present. Then she interpreted these fragments within her new sense and time frame.
Going upstairs from the first floor, we get to experience an unfamiliar viewpoint of first seeing the sculptures from the bottom. With our freshened vision, we slowly step onto the brightest floor. This naturally lit second floor is a space which stimulates the surface of our retina. In Your Faces 1, 2 (2022), a common image of flowers changes its colour to black and white, it is turned upside down, its focus blurred to render it unfamiliar. Hence our familiar perspective of daily life is shaken.
On the 3rd floor, the last part of the journey, there is a cave-like dark and deep space with the theme of emotion. Salt crystals are used to draw spiral forms which only get erased soon afterward in the video The Lines that are Erased While Drawing (2021), and such spiral forms continue in Daystar 5 - The Lines that are Erased While Drawing (2022). In harmony with these works, Small Eats Big Eats Small (2021) shows the variable images of water reacting to heat, pressure, and other physical conditions. Viewers are welcome to enjoy the three video works in a relaxed state of mind, and we hope it will be an intimate time to observe one's own emotions even for a short while.
Press release courtesy ONE AND J. Gallery.
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