Jeffery Sun Young Park: Dokkaebi Revelry
7380 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Saturday, May 25 at 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ends Jun 22, 2024
"Dokkaebi Revelry" is Stroll Garden's second exhibition with Jeffery Sun Young Park. Presenting a new series of ceramic works, this exhibition promises an immersive journey into the vibrant world of Park's signature raku-fired “dokkaebi” figures – mischievous nature spirits from Corean* folklore, renowned for their unique powers and reflective of human spirits and intentions. In "Dokkaebi Revelry," Park invites viewers to delve into a realm of celebration and unity inspired by his childhood memories of the Corean news broadcasts. He vividly recalls witnessing the poignant reunions of families separated by the Corean War, where jubilant festivity echoed the joyous moment of coming back together. Drawing from this emotional wellspring, Park endeavors to recreate a sacred sanctuary for his dokkaebis – embodiments of his multifaceted identity – where they can shed societal masks and embrace their true selves in a space of validation and acceptance. *The spelling of Corea with a C is the original spelling before colonization, which represents the artist’s hope for a unified Corea.
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