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Loretta Park: About to Thaw

Carol Schlosberg Gallery

February 5 - March 16

Loretta Park incorporates weaving and fiber-art techniques with an array of everyday objects to create colorful and tactile sculptures.  From colorful nylon rope, plastic ice-cube trays, plates, and cups to scraps of cloth and paper, Park transforms commonplace materials and classic techniques into newly imagined color blocks of form and texture.

An interdisciplinary artist, Park’s artworks evoke aspects of painting, assemblage, and fiber-arts, while adhering resolutely to neither medium. As an integral part of her practice, Park continuously adapts and modifies her structures through intuitive responses to color, texture, shape, and material. One element builds on the other until the final work is achieved. The process of adding and subtracting materials becomes a marker of time, labor, and an experiential response to her particular moment.

An earlier version of the exhibition, entitled, Sea Glass is Diamond, was on view at the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons University this fall curated by Gallery Director, Helen Popinchalk.

Loretta Park holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA from Bowdoin College. Her work has been exhibited at The Station in the Fenway, Boston, MA (2023); Brookline Arts Center, Boston, MA (2023); Brandeis Kniznick Gallery, Waltham, MA (2023); 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). Park’s work has 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 and Compass Faculty Mentor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

For more information about the artist, visit her website.

Related Events:

Artist Reception + Community Meal: Wednesday, February 7, 5–7 pm

Artist Talk + 3D Collage Workshop: Friday, February 23, 3–5 pm, Montserrat Gallery

Robot, 2021 Acrylic paint and water-soluble crayon on wood, clear acrylic sheet, screws, push pin, plastic lacing, trimmer line, plastic chain links, metal links, threads, fabrics, nylon rope, various yarn, plastic toy, fishing line, mesh net bags, hot glue, vinyl, ceramic mosaic tiles 36 × 19 × 2 in