Soo Sunny Park: BioLath
February 25–August 6, 2017
New Hampshire artist Soo Sunny Park will create a new, site-specific work that will transform the Currier’s windowed Putnam Gallery into an immersive sculptural environment that explores the effect of light on visual perception. Luminous sculptural forms will fill the gallery space—suspended from the ceiling and placed on the floor—capturing and reflecting the light which fills the gallery. The sculpture will be animated by shifts in daylight caused by the time of day, weather conditions and changing seasons, as well as your changing perspective as you walk through the installation, creating a highly individualized experience with the work. This exhibition is the latest project in the Contemporary Connections series, a platform for exhibiting new work by New England artists made in dialogue with the Currier’s collection, regional histories, or, as in the case of Park’s installation, the architecture of the Museum.
This exhibition is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Dorothea & David Jensen, Gloria Wilcher Exhibition Fund, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, M. Christine Dwyer & Michael Huxtable and the Artist’s Resource Trust. We are proud to have Art New England as media sponsor for this exhibition.
artist in residence
Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program invites artists to live and work at the museum. While in residence, artists consider the collection and community, and refresh our perspectives on the role of the museum. The program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting our audiences with art and creative thinking, whether of the past or the future. We hope to learn from our visiting artists – and be surprised by their perspectives.
Artists working in all media participate in the AIR program, which has three main components: 1) an open call to support emerging artists making socially engaged art; 2) an invitational through which artists are selected to develop special projects, commissions, or exhibitions; and 3) artist-led, community-centered public art projects in the city of Nashua, NH.
Open Call for Artist in Residence Applications
Our annual open call is currently live from October 1 – December 1, 2022. Artists who share the museum’s goal of positively impacting communities through the transformative power of art are encouraged to apply to this residency.