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Bulls in the City
Solo exhibition at /room/ (slash gallery)
January 16 – March 23, 2024

Bulls in the City is a site-specific installation in /room/ by Sun Park, inspired by a story they wrote when they were eight (its title is this exhibition’s namesake). The childhood story approaches themes like perceived scarcity and competition for resources simply and directly: the only characters in the story, bulls, are male, and the resource they are fighting over is grass. Park brings this story into conversation with the experience of touching their hair–the long hair they once had, the short hair they now have. Reflecting on a recent experience of getting a men’s haircut for the first time, Park remembers touching the back of their head over and over again afterward, “a soothing stim that reminded me of touching a lawn.” Through works across writing, drawing, sculpture, and photography, many of which Park created specifically for Bulls in the City, the artist approaches their sensorial relationship to hair and grass, and their experience of gender from without and within.

Curated by Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im


The story falls out of the book in the Room
2023
Vinyl
16 x 6 1/2 inches

Photo courtesy of / (slash gallery)

Bulls in the City
2023
Paper, tacks
5 x 9 inches

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