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MeeNa Park, Gray Sky

Doosan Gallery
533 West 25th Street, New York, NY, 212 242 6343
March 1 - March 31, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6 - 8 PM
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DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to present “Gray Sky” by MeeNa Park. The exhibition features a painting and numerous drawings among her latest works.

Park sees the world as a simple color palettes and elements of anagram and dingbat. Anagram is a type of literary technique, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new phrase. Dingbat is a character used in computer industry, which is designated for symbolism. In Park’s works, the anagram and dingbat appear as if they are meaningful symbol or terminology, however, relevance between the image and title is blurred. The title is created by insignificant letters, and it is converted to dingbats on the painting. By using anagram, title has imbued its significance and dingbats itself creates an image.

This exhibition is accompanied by more than seventy-pencil-drawings of sun using different types of graphite on children’s coloring pages. In her drawings, it is worth taking note of the color which has a characteristic of its own ‘colored’ object, rather than ‘color’ as visual perception. Park has worked with other color scheme in the past, however, this is her first time of using gray from her color-palettes. Throughout this over all process, Park describes complexity of the contemporary art, furthermore, prevails a limitation of the existing communication system and linguistic barriers.

MeeNa Park was born in 1973 in Seoul, Korea. She received B.F.A in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and M.F.A. in painting from Hunter College in New York, NY USA. She has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Em (2011, Seoul, Korea), Kukje Gallery, (2010, Seoul, Korea), and Project Space Sarubia (2007, Seoul, Korea). Her works has also been included in group exhibitions at Gwangju Design Biennale 2011 (2011, Gwangju, Korea), Plateau (2011, Seoul, Korea), Art Space Pool (201011, Seoul, Korea), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (2010, Ansan, Korea), Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (2009, Kagawa, Japan), The Heder Contemporary Art Gallery (2009, Tel-Aviv, Israel), Atelier Hermes (2009, Seoul, Korea), and Nam June Paik Art Center (20089, Yongin, Korea).
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