Anthony Park Kascak
Monday, July 10, 2023 to Friday, September 1, 2023

My work explores how fantasy, history, and personal narrative grapple with the disorientation of cultural hybridity. I primarily work with ceramics, as it directly engages with various forms of transformation: ranging from the physical metamorphosis of ceramic as a material, to the labor of my studio practice mirroring self growth, and through the abstraction of content through various translations of historical information.

Draw-4 is inspired by hwatu 화투, also known as flower cards, a Korean playing card game used to gamble or tell fortunes. The content and assembly of these cards are reimagined through a series of relief-carved or painted ceramic tiles, sculptures, and ritualistic objects.


Artist bio:

Anthony Park Kascak (he/him) is a first generation Korean-American originally from Colorado. He received his BFA in Art Practices and BA in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder, and an MFA from the University of Arkansas in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics. Anthony is currently an artist in residence and exhibitions assistant at the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, NE.