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Interlocking cable ties create undulating water and biomorphic sculptures by Sui Park

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July 28, 2021

Grace Ebert

“Undulating Beauty” (2018), black cable ties, 21 x 7.5 x 2.5 fee. All images © Sui Park, shared with permission

Artist Sui Park (before). Park, who was born in Seoul and now lives in New York, began hand-coloring the uniform fasteners a few years ago to deepen the contrast between the bulk material and their spiky organic masses. “Each has a subtle difference in shape and angle, and when they are grouped and linked together to develop into a larger shape, the subtlety creates a dynamic and a feature of my work,” she says.

Whether hung in a gallery or tucked into a patch of grass, Park’s abstract pieces are porous and each release the surrounding environment through their bodies. This focus on permeability “opens the inner space of my work and makes the inside visible. At the same time, I think that it opens up and creates a moment to pause, reflect and think about personal images of nature. The different shapes and angles of the modules offer different perspectives on the interior, ”she says.

Park has several upcoming exhibitions, including shows from August 11th to November 27th Cahoon Museum of American Art, September 7th to December 11th at Suwon Art Museum, September 2021 to August 2023 at the Site-Responsive Art Biennale at I-Park Foundation, and another at Poikilo Museot from September. Until then, explore more of her extensive installations and independent pieces Behance and Instagram.

Summer Vibe (2021), hand-dyed zip ties and tent poles, 78th Street in Riverside Park, New York

Summer Vibe (2021), hand-dyed zip ties and tent poles, 78th Street in Riverside Park, New York

Detail from “Undulating Beauty” (2018), black cable ties, 21 x 7.5 x 2.5 feet

“Experiment (Untitled)” (2021), monofilament

“Experiment (Untitled)” (2021), monofilament

Detail from “Where the Wind Stays” (2021), cable ties and monofilament, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, Connecticut

“Where the Wind Stays” (2021), Cable Tie and Monofilament, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, Connecticut

Detail from “Moss” (2018), hand-colored cable ties and tent poles

“Moss” (2018), hand-colored cable ties and tent poles

“Where the Wind Stays” (2021), Cable Tie and Monofilament, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, Connecticut

#Installation
#Sculpture
# site-specific
#waves

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