fade and feeling
With Sun Park, Danna Kim, Morgann Nieto, Nicole Shaffer, Jiovanny Soto
Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 3:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Slash (1150 25th St, Building B, San Francisco)
Free event

A haircut, real live grass, a story, and a conversation: join Sun Park and friends on the final day of Park’s show, Bulls in the City, in /room/. Jio will give Sun a fade. Danna will sell special hair clips. Morgann will present her grass sculptures, which you can touch (!), and Sun will read you a story. Then Nicole and Sun will talk about everything (or, at the very least, a few things), followed by a Q&A.

*For the safety of our community, we highly encourage all event attendees to wear a mask. We will provide masks as needed. Thank you so much.

*For inquiries about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email ana@slashart.org by March 15, 2024

Sun Park is a visual artist and writer based in San Francisco. Sensory overload, disassociation, collective effervescence, stimming: Park responds to bodily sensations that signal the connection between internal and external environments, the porous boundaries where identity is formed and altered. Park’s work is informed by their experience with the white Protestant church, Korean shamanism, and Bay Area landscapes. Park holds an MFA from SFSU, was a fellow at Kearny Street Workshop’s Interdisciplinary Writer’s Fellowship, is a member of the Dong Ji Collective, and has presented work at SFAC Main Gallery, 41 Ross, and ICASF, among others. Lately, Park has been performing stand up.

김단아 / Danna Kim is a fiber/textiles and beading artist working with themes of her Korean heritage, personal aesthetics, and queer/gender identity. Having obtained her B.S. of Apparel Design and Merchandising at SFSU, she enjoys clothes making but also exploring soft sculptures and accessory making. She taught herself how to crochet/knit along with beading through following video and blog guides. She often hosts workshops sharing her knowledge of these crafts along with traditional Korean crafts.

Morgann Nieto is a visual artist based in Oakland, California. Her sculptural works, often comprised of humble materials, explore the precarious systems that govern labor, access, illness and care, with a reverence for inherent fragility and inevitable decay. Her work has been exhibited at Southern Exposure, Bass & Reiner, and Your Mood Gallery in San Francisco, and at the Martin Wong Gallery at San Francisco State University, where she is currently an MFA candidate.

Nicole Shaffer is a Bay Area interdisciplinary visual artist with a focus on research based installations. Their work offers space for poetic and phenomenal understanding while centering the nuance and beauty of non-normative and divergent embodiments. By reconfiguring visual language from local archives and passed down craft techniques, Shaffer reclaims access to a sense of lineage and belonging historically denied to gender variant, queer, and mad lives. They are an exhibiting artist in YBCA’s BAN 9, and are a 2023 Graduate Fellow at Headlands Center for the Arts.

Jiovanny Soto is a San Francisco multimedia artist rooted in Sonoma County. Through his storytelling, he creates work about his journey as a healer as well as his own ongoing journey. His appreciation for finding beauty in every dark moment fuels his love for those around him. Soto earned his MFA from SFSU, and is currently a visiting lecturer there. Lately, Soto has been exploring Regional Mexican music with local musicians and the Bay Area lowrider culture which influenced his incoming body of work.