Soo Sunny Park’sUnwoven Light, a large structure of flowing metal and plexiglass, mesmerizes and transports its viewers into dreamy, shimmering realm. The installation consists of 37 parts, each one made from iridescent pieces of plexiglass and chain link fencing. Although chain fences typically appear very industrial, the fencing in Park’s piece has a lively, natural quality to it.
Park was inspired to explore the rigid yet porous quality of chain links after spotting a styrofoam cup stuck in a fence. The artist was also interested in how light can affect the appearance of a room. The sculpture, part of Park’s continuous exploration of light, is meant to capture light and make it visible in the form of brightly coloured reflections.
Shapiro, Joel, “Float”, 2009 and "Was Blue", 2010; Photo: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery
The Rice Gallery in Houston will be exhibiting installation works by Joel Shapiro, opening today and running through March 18th, 2012. There is an opening celebration tonight from 5-7pm, we highly suggest attending if you are in the Houston area.
Soo Suny Park’s installation at the Rice Gallery in Houston, TX called “Unwoven Light”. I wished I had this in my bedroom, it’d be my secret imaginarium tent. To see more, here’s the video I made these gifs of (that of course do not make it justice).
Soo Sunny Park’s “Unwoven Light:” an organically constructed chain link sculpture with iridescent plexi-glass squares fastened to select spaces. Scintillating. Captivating. A jewel that’s been cracked open. A crustacean that has shed its shimmering shell in the sun. Whatever images it conjures up, I’d love to take a trip to see it at the Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas.
Artist and painter Yusuke Asai has a new mud mural on display at Houston’s Rice Gallery.
Working day and night with a team of assistants, the Japanese artist,
who is known for his “earth paintings” made from locally sourced mud and
dirt, spent just under 2 weeks covering the walls and floors of the
gallery with soil collected in Houston. “There are so many kinds of soil
in Houston and Texas,” says Asai. “Initially I had hoped for 10
different shades, and ended up with 27: the widest spectrum of colors
representing a specific place that I have ever used.”
The abstract installation, Unwoven Light, by artist Sunny Soo Park at Rice Gallery at Rice University in Houston, Texas is so magically beautiful it may bring a tear to your eye.
According to Design Milk, “the suspended piece is made up of 37 individual units composed of chain link fencing that is arranged into a sculptural form that’s all about light." Watch the video where the artist breaks down exactly how long it takes her to make each unit. Labor-intensive is an understatement.
Each time I watch the video–and it’s happened more than once–I smile. I smile at the beauty of the installation on its own as well as the patience that the artist possesses in order to create such beauty.
Here. Have a fabulous art installation that I wish I could have seen in person. My day was long and it got dark too early.
Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light animates Rice Gallery’s expansive space, transforming it into a shimmering world of light, shadow, and brilliant color. Suspended from the walls and ceiling, thirty-seven individually sculpted units are arranged as a graceful, twisting flow of abstract form. On view April 11 - August 30, 2013. Original score by Mark Walley. Learn more about the exhibition at RiceGallery.org.
These photos don’t do it justice. But Onishi’s process, which he calls “casting the invisible”, in producing this ghost of an installation is no less fascinating. First, with the help of his assistant, Onishi draped plastic sheeting over a scaffold of boxes. Then strands of hot black glue were dripped from the ceiling to seal the plastic in place. When the glue dried, they removed the boxes, leaving the plastic to float in mid-air like vapor.