Unspoken Volumes

Invited Solo Exhibition 
August 29 - October 8, 2022

Opening Reception: September 7, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: September 8, 6:30pm

The Stamp Gallery at University of Maryland-College Park
1220 Stamp Student Union,
College Park, MD 20742

Exhibition statement proofread and complemented by Maura Callahan
Exhibition documentation by Vivian Marie Doering

Object Statement

Unspoken Volumes brings together a new body of work including sculture and digital media described collectively by the artist as “an attemp to allow the unspoken forms speak their volume by magnifying boudaries, outlining blurs, and tracing gray areas that form between.”

Essential to Sohn’s practice is the creation of “blurry objects,” a term she uses to illustrate a state of origin or status quo. In Sohn’s process; origin, definition, and resolution essentially become fluid and ever-transitional: Objects are linked by a shifting geneaology which emerges from the repurposing and reprocessing of molds and other sculptural remnants to produce new casts and forms. Although Sohn works with tangibly defined materials including cast plaster and clay, bluriness becomes both a physical and metaphorical quality of her work as she explores and adjusts distance--between material and form; subject and object--through and throughout time. From these distances, specificity emerges and refines simultaneously, and forms grow simpler and more complex at the same time. Gray areas are cast with light, allowing such space--originally dran by the definition of others--to sculpt a definition of its own.

”Some ideas and forms seem to become clearer in the blur,” Sohn says. “This perhaps happens from my understanding of blurriness ass more embracing of intrusions and embodying higher potential than what appears to be more defined.” These two very concepts, blurriness and definition, diffuse and emerge from one another in a nonlinear timeline and direction, eventually creating a cycle of shifting ends between the origin and the derivative within Sohn’s studio ecoliogy.