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The Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794

(631) 632 4400

MonFri 10am–8pm
Sat & Sun 12–8pm
Free admission


Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined

September 14 – December 10, 2023
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 5–7pm

The Charles B. Wang Center presents Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined, an exhibition that features the works of Park Dae Sung, an innovative artist who transforms meditative observation into monumental artworks that revitalize Korean brush and ink techniques for modern audiences.

The exhibition captures the essence of the Korean-born Park’s artistic practice that is inspired by a deep contemplation of traditional East Asian art and the diversity of styles—contemplative, dramatic, tranquil, and powerful—that exist in the ink medium.

Viewers will walk away from his work with a newfound understanding of what it means to find beauty in what is old and with a fresh perspective on humanity’s contemporary relationships with nature, identity, and homeland. Park’s art presents an imaginative reinterpretation of history that, in turn, encourages a more progressive and stirring vision of the future.

A fully illustrated publication titled Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined is available for sale.

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Long Term Installations

Organic Serenity: Reflections of Life in Sui Park’s Sculptures

Charles B. Wang Center East Hall

Sui Park’s artistic vision revolves around the exploration of the seemingly static yet actually dynamic characteristics that shape our experiences. With the remarkable ability to transform industrial materials into enthralling organic visualizations, Park weaves and connects traces of subtle changes to give rise to breathtaking biomorphic shapes that mirror the transitions and transformations found in nature. The exhibition becomes a conduit for reflection to engage with the delicate balance between our experiences and the natural world.

You will encounter a collection of artworks that captures the essence of our evolving lives. Each piece serves as a vessel, encapsulating the subtle changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories, and expectations. Park’s organic forms invite contemplation and draw us closer to moments that we may overlook but are truly inspiring.

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Again by Seongmin Ahn

Charles B. Wang Center Main Lobby

Again is a typographical mural by Brooklyn-based artist Seongmin Ahn, expressing her manifesto of overcoming the global COVID-19 pandemic. The mural is a cross-cultural exchange and community bonds, and it incorporates both Eastern and Western styles, motifs, ornaments, and symbols. The ornamented images celebrates "the beginning of a prosperous future again" in various languages, including Korean, English, Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi.

The mural has been installed in various communities in New York City, including the neighborhood of Corona, Queens, an area that was hit hard by COVID-19.

The Studio: Through a Surrealistic Lens

Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Gallery

White, flat, dreamlike spaces, serving as thresholds between the inner, subjective self and the external, physical world, were a subject that fascinated the South Korea-based project group GREEM (a name that literally translates to “picture” in Korean). GREEM’s goal is to elicit feelings of strangeness, difference, curiosity, and fun in its audiences. Following a long and rich Surrealist tradition, GREEM draws inspiration from dreamlike narratives, absurd juxtapositions, and comic books for new graphic languages.

A huge, flattened, and cartoon-like artist’s studio in white and black is open, inviting viewers to live out their surrealistic fantasies. The realistic detailing of the artist’s studio also adds touches of humor, utility, and everyday-ness. As soon as the viewer enters the studio (which is carefully modeled and gives the illusion of a three-dimensional form), surrealistic dreams are triggered; the white, flat scene and the viewer’s point of view are disrupted.

The current exhibition is designed to be reproduced and seen on social media as much as it is meant to be enjoyed in its actual location. This imaginative exhibition crosses perspective, culture, and media.

Curated by Jinyoung Jin, Director of Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center, this exhibition is designed and presented by Project Group GREEM, based in Seoul, South Korea.


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