Image: Boohri Park‚ opening, 2019, 30 x 24cm, ink on paper.

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is pleased to present Push/Pull, an exhibition of new work by Boohri Park. This is exhibition is part one of the 3-part Workspace ’19 exhibition series, featuring new work by residents of AAI’s LES Studio Program.

Appearing frequently in Boohri Park’s work, doors and windows represent a boundary that both connects and separates. Moving through or crossing this thin passageway becomes an important act of transition; bridging the realm of the interior to the exterior world and a representation of the will to reach out to the other side. Featuring a new body of work, Push/Pull focuses on the simple act of opening and closing, using the door as a space where sculptures and drawings can play with depth, plane, and light.

Push/Pull is supported, in part, by the Arts Council Korea.

Boohri Park is a Korean born artist currently residing and working in Dresden, Germany. Park’s work has previously been exhibited in South Korea and across Europe. This is the artist’s first show in the United States. 

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space provides exhibition opportunities to hundreds of independent curators and emerging underrepresented artists. Its location inside the Essex Street Market creates a distinct opportunity to directly engage with the local community about contemporary art. Artists Alliance Inc is interested in promoting contemporary artwork in all media, to be shown within a local community setting, though we do not promote community-based art. Through an annual open call, we seek exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists and curators who seek to exhibit these artistsʼ work in a clear and concise context. In addition, we are particularly interested in exhibits that convey relevance to the local community.