Transition, work by the artist Sangsook Park, explores contemporary metalwork through a series of complex forms which speak of the duality of identity, and will be on exhibit in the Harry Krug Gallery in Porter Hall from October 28 through December 6, 2013. Park is an art educator, artist and researcher. She received her Ed.D in art education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MFA in metals from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Park is currently an assistant professor and the area head of the art education program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, where she has taught since 2009.
Dr. Park has exhibited her metalwork throughout the United States and abroad, including the 2011 Exploring Jangseok exhibition in Seoul, South Korea, The Tea/Coffeepots exhibit at the Sarah Silberman Art Gallery at Montgomery College in Montgomery County, Maryland, and the 2012 Craft Alliance Galleries Vessel and Jewelry as Narrative exhibit in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Park’s work illustrates her belief of systematically developed identity through silver based metalwork, often constructed outside of the conventional forms known to jewelry. Her work is enhanced by her research and knowledge of Korean traditional aesthetics in metals and culture.
The artist will present a lecture on November 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm in room 103 of Porter Hall, with a reception to follow.