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Soo Sunny Park - Silver Linings

Cheekwood’s Courtyard Gallery in the Frist Learning Center is home to Soo Sunny Park’s most recent installation titled, Silver Linings. As Cheekwood’s 2015 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Park spent the month of July working on-site and creating a dramatic, interactive installation that allows visitors to walk amongst the suspended “clouds” of silver and black formations.

Cheekwood Museum
Nashville, TN
In residence, July, 2015
On display, August 8 - October 25, 2015

Read more about the installation here:
http://nashvillearts.com/2015/08/31/soo-sunny-park-through-october-25/

Fine Arts in the Machine Shop: ‘A Wonderful Partnership’

Posted on March 26, 2015 By

 

“I’m practically computer illiterate,” claims Louise Hamlin, laughing. But that hasn’t stopped the George Frederick Jewett Professor of Art—a master printmaker and painter whose work has been exhibited around the country—from using state-of-the art technology to develop a printmaking technique, thanks to a collaboration with the staff of Thayer School of Engineering’s recently renovated machine shop.

At Thayer’s machine shop, from left, Peter Fontaine, special instructor, Kevin Baron, shop manager, and Professor Louise Hamlin talk about one of her prints. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Exhibition: Momentum

Christina Seely

April 7 - May 3

Strauss Gallery

Reception: April 7, 5:45pm

Artist Event: Draw of Darkness

Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm Hood Auditorium

 

Christina Seely is an artist and educator whose photographic practice stretches into the fields of science, design and architecture. Interested in humans’ contemporary relationship to nature and time, Seely’s expedition based work finds its home in the conversation between the photographic image and our contemporary relationship with the natural world.

The exhibition Momentum combines works from Christina Seely’s projects Lux and Markers of Time that address the complexities of our contemporary relationship to the planet.

Soo Sunny Park and the Ephemeral Qualities of Light

Dartmouth Associate Professor of Studio Art Soo Sunny Park’s Unwoven Light has captivated the art and design blogosphere, been featured in Time magazine, and is number one on BuzzFeed’s list of “22 Dreamy Installations You Want To Live In.”

On display at Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas, through August 30, Park’s latest exploration into the ephemeral qualities of light is composed of 37 sections of chain link fencing. Each section took seven hours to weld and then an additional 87 hours per section to fabricate by affixing thousands of pieces of iridescent Plexiglass to the fencing. Suspended from the walls and ceiling of the gallery, the piece is described by the Houston Chronicle as looking like “a flock of shimmering birds, the rippling waters of a creek, a net dripping with water or a galaxy about to explode.”

Faculty Grant Helps Bring Haitian Artists to Campus

It might seem odd to bring artists to a symposium that is focused on improving health care, education, and economic development. But to Studio Art Senior Lecturer Jack Wilson, it makes perfect sense.

“I have a firm belief,” says Wilson, “that arts are vital to cultural development.”

That’s why Wilson helped bring 11 Haitian artists to Dartmouth to participate in the Porter Symposium, entitled “Haiti and Dartmouth at the Crossroads.” The artists will meet with students, perform on campus, and contribute to symposium discussions.

Wilson received a faculty grant for his project, “Dartmouth/Haiti: An Arts Connection,” which brings the artists to campus. He is one of 17 recipients of the grants of up to $4,000 each. The grants are supported by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost as part of Dartmouth’s Year of the Arts initiative.

Soo Sunny Park Examines Place in Art Museum Exhibition (The Huffington Post)

Dartmouth’s Soo Sunny Park, an associate professor of studio art, is one of two artists featured in a new exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The exhibition featuring Park’s installation, SSVT (South Strafford, Vermont) Vapor Slide (2007), opened on November 17.

Using such items as pieces of chain link fence, paper clips, and river rocks, Park’s installation recreates Vermont’s snowy landscape. “What she really does is transform these everyday, quotidien materials into this installation that just is poetic,” Cranbrook Art Museum Director Greg Wittkopp tells The Huffington Post.

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