Season presents an exhibition of work by artist Steven Junil Park.
“This exhibition was born from reflections on absence and loss, and the ways in which they are experienced in the body. My inhabitation of negative space collided with feelings of loss due to my grandmother passing away in 2020 in Korea and my grandfather currently living out his final years there. I have been processing my emotions through making, translating them in tactile craft objects that speak to experiences felt in the body.
For me, feelings of loss can be communicated powerfully through objects, to which any viewer can relate, regardless of background. The direct relationship to the body inherent in the garments I have made, the recognisable functionality of the vessels, and the appeal to the olfactory sense made by the fragrances removes the need for interpretation. I want this show to be a song for acceptance of absence but also a song to celebrate embodiment.” — Steven Junil Park, 2023.
Opening Event: Friday 1 December, 5.30 – 7pm.
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