On view at The Station in The Fenway through August with public programs on August 17 and August 24.
Loretta Park mixes traditional methods of weaving with playful flourishes of everyday items, like balloons, chandelier crystals, and multicolored chain links. Materials that are recognizable and easily accessible to most people are a cornerstone of Park’s practice. She reimagines their function, or renders them useless, thus opening new possibilities for objects and their meanings. While utilizing a loom for weaving is a recent addition to her practice, the artist has always been interested in and pulled inspiration from the language of weaving. Incorporating a range of mediums and tactile materials—from slick plastic to fuzzy fibers—Park’s pieces assemble landscapes that spark curiosity and joyful familiarity.
Collage workshop with Loretta Park on Thursday, August 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Bring your own materials! Some supplies and tools will be provided.
Fiber Arts Gathering & Closing Reception with Loretta Park and Haley Wood on Thursday, August 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
About the artist:
Loretta Park (she/her) is a visual artist and holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA from Bowdoin College. Her work has been exhibited at Praise Shadows Art Gallery, Boston, MA (2022); Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (2021–22); The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA (2021); Shelter In Place Gallery, Boston, MA (2020); New System Exhibitions, Portland, ME (2019); Ray Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2018); Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA (2017); and Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME (2017). Reviews of exhibitions including the artist have appeared in Art New England, The Boston Globe, and Korean Daily. Loretta currently works in the Boston area and serves as a visiting assistant professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
August 31, 2023
The Station 1400 Boylston St Boston, MA 02215