Y Gallery (319 Grand St.)

poster for Eung Ho Park “OBJECT/OBJECTIVE”
[Image: Eung Ho Park "Hello AL" (2012) Metal, epoxy resin, oil on wooden panel. 12 x 12 x 1 in.]

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Y Gallery presents OBJECT/OBJECTIVE, the first solo show by Eung Ho Park in our new space. The exhibition features recent works created to convey his ongoing interest in the arrangement and transformation of ordinary objects into statements about the human condition.

Commonplace objects from daily life - spoons and forks, coins, and bottle caps - are grouped into works depicting “Contemporary Narratives of Humanity.” The exhibition includes a large-scale floor installation of tree twigs, and also features Park´s video of small branches swept away by ocean waves.

The show’s title refers not only to the items chosen, OBJECT, but also to the ideas that Park is approaching, OBJECTIVE. He transforms ordinary objects into unexpected and inventive compositions. Park establishes a parallel between the chosen elements and the human body: heads, eyes and silhouettes. He addresses the course of life from birth to death, and the pursuit of truth despite cultural differences. Through his observance of social movements, he hopes to advance the goal of personal fulfillment.

Arthur C. Danto states about Park and his artistic practice: Eung Ho Park is an artist with great sympathy and understanding of their [immigrants] all too human ordeals. His art is a response to these ordeals, and symbolizes ways to overcome them. His is a particularly inventive way of using the fact that art can be made of anything to help people of different cultures together work and live happier lives.

Eung Ho Park was born in South Korea. He lives and works in NYC. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute. He has exhibited at Exit Art, NY; the Drawing Center, NY; the Sculpture Center, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Queens Museum of Art, NY; Long Island University; Dartmouth College; Wake Forest University; Skidmore College; ADA Gallery Richmond, VA; Montserrat College of Art, MA; Randolph Macon College, VA; Wave Hill Bronx, NY; Islip Museum, West Islip, NY; Korean American Museum LA, CA; Jamaica Center for Art and Learning, Queens; Long Island University Brooklyn NY. He has created a permanent sculpture for PS 270 in Queens, NY. His works have been reviewed in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe and other publications.



from February 10, 2016 to March 01, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-02-10 from 18:00 to 21:00


Eung Ho Park

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