SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Organized by Daniel S. Palmer
SCAD Museum of Art is pleased to present Last Call, an exhibition of work by Korean-American artist Anna Park.
Park creates large-scale charcoal drawings with a formal dynamism that articulates the frenetic pace and chaotic iconographic landscape of the information age. Park’s monumental works expand the parameters of drawing to a level on par with history painting, simultaneously straddling the line between abstraction and figuration. She incorporates recognizable imagery from memes and other contemporary culture into her work, yet complicates it with almost Cubist-like fragmentation. This elusiveness is reflective of the ways in which her dense black-and-white compositions convey a fraught emotional turbulence amid the uncertainty of our times, communicating the complexities and contradictions of American culture today.
Anna Park (b. 1996, Daegu, South Korea) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured in the group exhibitions 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (2022); 100 Drawings from Now, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2020); Art on the Grid, Public Art Fund, New York, NY (2020); Drawn Together Again, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY (2019); among others. She received her BA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and her MFA from New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. She is the First Prize Winner of the AXA Art Prize (2019) and the Grand Prize Winner of Strokes of Genius 11: Finding Beauty (2019).