25 Feb

HCC Hosts Community Reception To Celebrate New Artwork

The community is invited to attend a special dedication and reception to celebrate the installation of a new, stunning piece of artwork installed in the newly expanded atrium of Housatonic Community College (HCC). The event will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:30pm in Lafayette Hall at 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT.

The site-specific artwork was created by New Hampshire sculptor, Soo Sunny Park. Entitled Flight of Luminescence, the piece is comprised of stainless-steel mesh and dichroic glass. The work captures varying lights and changes spatial experience throughout the day. Light’s reflection explodes in all directions, splashing the walls, floors and ceiling with glistening shades of purple, pink, green and yellow. Throughout the day, the sculpture can be seen by motorists and passers-by through the exterior glass wall.

Commissioned by the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) and Department of Administration Services (DAS), the work is part of their Art in Public Spaces Program, whereby 1% of the construction budget for public buildings is dedicated to the acquisition of important works of art for the enjoyment of the staff, faculty, students and visitors to the campus.

“We are thrilled to have this important new commission join the Housatonic Museum of Art’s landmark collection,” said Dr. Thomas Coley, HCC Acting President. “This enchanting piece stirs creativity, exploration, and discussion, aligning perfectly with HCC’s ideals.”

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located on the Housatonic Community College campus, 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport, CT. It is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. The museum’s collection offers the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary and is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility. Visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org to learn more.

Soo Sunny Park lives and works in New Hampshire. A recipient of multiple awards and accolades, her work has been featured in Art in America, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Vogue Korea, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and New Art Examiner, among others. Her work is included in multiple books and selected shows include Unwoven Light at Miniartextil 2018, Como Italy; Photo-Kinetic Grid at North Carolina Museum of Art, BioLath at Currier Museum of Art; Inverted Boundaries, Sharjah Art Museum; United Arab Emirates; Boundary Conditions; New Britain Museum of American Art; Unwoven Light, Rice Gallery; Capturing Resonance, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Lumière - Play of Brilliants, Éléphant Paname, Paris, France. To learn more about Soo Sunny Park, visit www.soosunnypark.com.

Caption For Photo Above: Soo Sunny Park, Artwork: Flight of Luminescence. Come to an unveiling of this magnificent work on Wednesday, March 4th at HCC.

Flight of Luminescence Photo

Flight of Luminescence Photo

Flight of Luminescence Photo