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Voyage of the Black Bird

Doosan Gallery
533 West 25th Street, New York, NY, 212 242 6343
July 14 - August 13, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6 - 8 PM
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DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to announce Voyage of the Black Bird, an exhibition by Korean artist Yoon Young Park. Park is renowned for her distinctive interdisciplinary language using various media such as drawings, poems, sound, video, and installation. Her works elaborate and appropriate seemingly unrelated fragments of episodes, music, novels, and objects she encounters.

The point of departure in Park’s works often appears coincidental. Yet every image and word contained becomes an important signifier. Voyage of the Black Bird begins with a diamond cut glass bead, a gift from Park’s nephew who was seven years old at the time of the narrative. This casual event leads viewers to mysterious and strange roads that shift drastically—to a dream where they meander through a multi-layered structure. The story is organically crafted, intertwined, and superimposed with specifically researched data. As the various media and subjects transcend time and space, Park constantly traverses and blurs reality and imagination, communicating the universal phenomena and principles and questioning what is believed to be the reality.

Yoon Young Park was born in 1968 in Seoul, Korea. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She has had solo exhibitions at Mongin Art Center (2010, Seoul, Korea), Arario Gallery in (2007, Cheonan, Korea), and Insa Art Space (2005, Seoul, Korea). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (2010, Gwacheon, Korea), Atelier Hermes (2009, Seoul, Korea), The National Museum of China (2007, Beijing, China), Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (2006, Seoul, Korea) and UNESCO (2006, Paris, France). Park lives and works in both Canada and Seoul, Korea.
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