featuring Capucine Bourcart and Sui Park Opens July 13
NEW YORK, NY (July 6, 2016) – HARLEM, NY. Uncommon Landscapes featuring Capucine Bourcart and Sui Park opens Wednesday, July 13, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Art in FLUX, 163 Lenox Avenue between 118th and 119th Street.
Capucine Bourcart and Sui Park are two quite remarkable artists with an astute attention to detail. Both city-dwellers, Capucine hailing from Harlem via Alsace, France and Sui from Queens via Seoul, Korea, they each bring a perspective on the landscape that is individual and perhaps eccentric. The final result of their toiling in detail is exceptionally refined and surprising.
Bourcart traverses the city with her camera, documenting by color and then rearranging fragments of the photos in meticulously layered monochromatic swatches. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that it’s not just about color. Throughout her multi-layered landscapes comprised of minute details, the city's textures, tags and markings of all kinds begin to appear, revealing the history of a particular neighborhood. Each collection of color is a magnifying glass to this fascinating and complex city.
When Park approaches a project, she has an innate sense and interconnectedness about and with her surroundings. Molecules appear to float around her, hills and pathways undulate, and walls no longer seem fixed. The inorganic, ubiquitous materials she uses (cable ties or fishing wire), take on particularly natural inimitable three-dimensional formations. Sui creates a new landscape by interrupting rigid city spaces with amoebic forms that take on a life of their own, coaxing fluidity in environs that without her influence exist with lines, edges and constraints.
Neither artist would be placed in the category of a “landscape” artist, Bourcart a photographer and Sui working in three-dimension, but their inspiration comes from their keen observation, meticulous documentation and a call and response to their surroundings.
Uncommon Landscapes is open weekdays and by appointment throughout July and August.
About the Artists:
Capucine Bourcart originally hails from Alsace, France. She has called Harlem, New York her home for more than a decade. Primarily self-taught in photography, she has refined her skills at the International Center of Photography, New York, where she studied and also worked as an Assistant Teacher. She is fascinated by details, inspired by personal interactions, and she structures her creative process with visual fragments that she collects in her daily life, travels, and relationships. She presented solo exhibitions at Nidau Gallery, Nidau Switzerland and Galerie de la Baie, France. Her works have been featured in Le Temps, Destination and Le Journal des Arts. Her work has been exhibited and resides in private and museum collections in Europe and in New York. She was featured in FLUX Art Fair, May 2015 and was an award-winning artist at FLUX Public Art Projects, May 2016.
Sui Park is a New York based artist and an interior architect born in Seoul, Korea. Her work involves creating 3-dimensional flexible organic forms of a comfortable ambiance that are yet dynamic and possibly mystical or illusionary. Her solo exhibitions included Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery in Chelsea, New York, April 2016 and Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, March 2016. She participated in over 30 exhibitions including Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY, September 2015, FLUX Art Fair, May 2015 and FLUX Public Art Projects, May 2016. Sui Park is a Bronze Awardee in 2013-2014 A’ Design Award in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category with her design SuiTable. Sui Park’s education includes an MDes in Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, 2013 and BFA in Environmental Design at Maryland Institute College of Art, 2011. Sui Park also has MFA and BFA in Fiber Art from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
About Art in FLUX:
Art In FLUX – a pop up exhibition and event series - creates opportunities for artists uptown to expand their visibility by reclaiming underutilized and unique spaces for exhibitions and creative collaborations. Since its launch in 2012 as an initiative for local artists, Art in FLUX has popped up in empty neighborhood retail spaces, restaurants, schools, lobbies, and streets to provide greater accessibility to the arts by merging artistic, commercial, and community interests, and connect potential patrons with a diverse and dedicated group of artists in Harlem.
The gallery space at 163 Lenox Avenue is sponsored by Harlem Properties.
About Harlem Properties:
Harlem Properties is a boutique real estate brokerage led by President John McGuinness, a Harlem resident with an affinity for the architectural history of the neighborhood. Harlem Properties values the neighboring community and maintains a high standard of practice. The firm’s first storefront location opened in 2016 at 163 Lenox Avenue features a permanent storefront art gallery curated by Art In FLUX. Harlem Properties specializing in investment sales, residential sales, and commercial leasing in Harlem as well as property acquisitions throughout greater New York City.
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Capucine Bourcart and Sui Park
July 13, 6-9pm
Art In FLUX
163 Lenox Ave between 118 & 119th Streets, NYC
July 13 – September 7, 2016, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and by appointment
Image Above: Partly Cloudy, Sui Park
Image Below: Yellow, Capucine Bourcart