Monday, 18 February 2013

drawings 2012

Several ways of conversation in Korea

 The exhibition was well supported by the Shinhan Gallery Yeoksam.

There was an online coverage of the exhibition in Korean.  The exhibition was also promoted in the local arts journal, Article : a journal of contemporary art (September 2012 issue no. 14).

The exhibition opening was followed with well attended Artists' Talk the next day.  Questions from how the group started to personal life experiences, such as migrant experience and gender issues influencing the work were raised.
3ppod, 2012, shadow,cloud,nothingness, mixed media drawing,200 x 100 cm x 3
Yiwon Park, 2012, You were not there when my heart was melting down,mixed media drawing on cotton

3ppod, 2012,hotch potch, mixed media drawing,variable size

3ppod, 2012,hotch potch, mixed media drawing,variable size

3ppod, 2012,hotch potch, mixed media drawing,variable size

at Camac Centre D'Art

yarn between bubbles

‘Yarns Between Bubbles’ 10 Feb – 10 March

Anie Nheu
Yiwon Park
Li Wenmin
Yarns Between Bubbles is a collaborative drawing exhibition that explores both the participating artist’s common interest in drawing as an artistic practice and notions of shared culture. The exhibition uses drawing as a conversational framework to highlight the possibilities for deeper understanding of our cultural and personal identity.
The collaboration takes the form of relaying unfinished drawings from one artist to another in a group of three: the third person resolving and finalising the work.  There is no specified subject matter or designated expression of marks, the only requirement is to respond to a given image with a mark. 

While the final images attempt to integrate differences as a whole, it is the interstices where one drawing ends and another begins, which carry most weight in the process.  It is within this intermediate stage where the given images demand a response, and often, it is the differences in content and in mark making by the various artists, that confront the viewer.  According to exhibition coordinator Anie Nheu, the process has facilitated “understanding and awareness of the actions taken following a period of introspection, that has not only been enriching for individual’s practice, it has also been a revelation on a personal level.”

    Yiwon Park, 2012, life is a boiled egg, mixed media on cotton

unknown familiar scape

       Yiwon Park , 2010,unknown familiar scape,drawing installation,size variable

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?

Yiwon Park , 2011, do you everfeel like aplastic bag, pencil & water color on paper, 32 x21cm each

In the year of Rabbit

Yiwon Park , 2011, three ways to play a rabbit , pencil & water color on paper, 32 x21cm each


Yiwon Park, performance video installation, untold artist statement,

Balancing own life

                     Yiwon Park , 2009, Balancing own life,oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm

Greateat Hits Vol. 1 at Verge gallery, Sydney University

installation work at Rex-Irwin art prize

Yiwon Park , 2010, how could I cross my Pacific ocean, sculpture installation ,80 x 50 x 25cm

self-portrait series in ceramic

Journey of mermaid 2008

                Yiwon Park, 2008, Journey of mermaid, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm

covered/uncovered at cofa space 2009

carriageARTworks 2010


When: Thursday, 25 March - Saturday, 24 April
Where: CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
How much: FREE
This year the annual exhibition carriageARTworks is the venue for the closing celebration of Sydney’s inaugural Art Month. Curated by a panel that includes last year’s Archibald winner, Guy Maestri, the show brings together artist-run initiatives and galleries — including Black & Blue Gallery, Factory 49, May Street Studios and NG Art Gallery — to present “original and evocative works of art from Sydney’s fringe”.
See artists like Anna Tow, a Sydney-based animator and artist at Lennox Street Studios, present the creepily sweet How Happily I Ride My Bike, while Jane Gillings turns the ordinary into the extraordinary with her coat hanger–constructed chandelier, Falling From Grace, and Yiwon Park, represented by Sheffer Gallery, deconstructs the body Frida Kahlo–style in My Beautiful Pelvis and other works.
The show makes fantastic use of the converted rail carriage space and will be supported by a program of talks and panel discussions. For an exhibition walk and talk, head down to CarriageWorks on 3 or 15 April, and to find out if contemporary art is ingenious or irrelevant join the panel discussion on 17 April.

By Genevieve O'Callaghan