If you love contemporary designers, you will want to be in New York this month. The Aaron Farber gallery has an exhibit of three contemporary designers, one of whom is So Young Park. The exhibit is called Working in Metal - Three Women and will take place from March 18 to April 19.
I have discussed the exhibit on my Vintage Jewelry Lane Blog, but will talk a little bit about So Young Park, since I am most fond of her work.
So Young Park has developed her unique style of working in sterling and gold through her technical virtuosity and a background in metal arts honed in both Korea and the United States.
So Young Park’s concept is that of nativity; where her work is not created but born through her diligent creativity of forming metal. According to her, human and plant life have similar growth and life characteristics. She appreciates being involved in the process to experience the power of miracles, even if it requires the endurance to give a life to her jewelry.
Her jewelry pieces express use organic plant forms and sea lives that are artistically rendered in a simplistic, geometric, and sophisticated manner.
Ms. Park has a bachelor of fine arts and craft design from the Kon-kuk University in Seoul, Korea, and masters of fine arts degree in Metal and Jewelry Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
You can learn more about So Young Park on her website. Here are some examples of her work: