Wright State gallery becomes a fantasy world of light and color


Soo Sunny Park, a South Korean artist, has been busy transforming the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University into a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of light, shadow and brilliant color. When one thinks of beauty, an ordinary chainlink fence doesn’t usually come to mind. But when you embellish that fencing with Plexiglass shapes coated with iridescent dichroic film and mix that with bright LED lighting, the fence becomes a gateway to a shimmering fantasy world.

Park is best known for using everyday materials, like chainlink fence, to create large experiential installations that rely on repetition and the interplay of light.

This “Unwoven Light” show continues her ongoing fascination with large forms, and the ephemeral qualities of light within a specific space. She has arranged, with the help of Wright State art department staff, 37 individually sculpted units of chainlink fencing from ceiling to floor.

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