Opening Reception: Friday, February 19 from 7pm to 9pm
Artist Talk/Closing Reception: Sunday, March 20 at 5pm
Mixed media fiber artist Jung Min Park successfully translates her life and travels as a self-described “city girl” into her work.
Park makes it a point to be in the present as she maneuvers her way through each new city that surrounds her. The exhibition is a stroll through the culmination of experiences imprinted in her memories. Park does not try and deliberately recreate the environment of any particular city but her abstractions offer clues to the locations she internalizes. Focal points draw the eye to a realistic image that pulls the observer from the chaos of the urban abstractions to find order.
The exhibition encompasses large scale fiber canvases the artist manipulates with paint and collage entwined with ephemera. Carefully planned manipulation of the fiber and threads emphasizes the importance of negative space to the artist.
The exhibition also includes a strong selection of small framed collages floating on white backgrounds which capture a moment in time and place. Park affords viewers a sense of immersion via her memory-scapes and provides a platform to juxtapose their own city reflections.
DC Arts Center is located 2438 Eighteenth Street NW. For more information, visit dcartscenter.org or call 202-462-7833.