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Yellow Saga

March 21 - April 29, 2022

Eugene Park, Yellow Saga [Saga jaune], 2021

Exhibition description

In the York Vitrines, Eugene Park’s Yellow Saga pairs two bodies of work which examine how shades of yellow have gained multi-layered meanings in contemporary society and throughout human history. A wall painting composed of selected hues of domestic yellow paint is coupled with poetry formed using the names of these commercial paint colours. The connections that emerge between the poems and the featured colours create arbitrary semiotics and generate narratives around otherness and distorted oriental fantasy. Alongside this is a site-specific work created using everyday yellow objects found in Montreal during the installation of the work.

Access the poem here.

About the Artist

Eugene Park is an interdisciplinary artist from Seoul, South Korea, currently based in Vancouver. She makes installations with unorthodox materials and generates narratives. Through meticulous juxtaposition, Park questions the stability of the material world and our place within it.

She obtained her BFA from Ewha Woman's University in Seoul, South Korea, and her MFA from Concordia University. She received the 2018 Sylvie and Simon Blais Award for Emerging Visual Artists from Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation and the Yeon Tak Chang Scholarship for Korean emerging artists from the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation.

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IG : @eugene_park_


The artist wishes to thank the FOFA Gallery Team. The FOFA Gallery team wishes to thank Stéphane Dionne and the paint-mixing team at Home Depot Beaubien.

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