Nov 18th 2022

Jessica Ferrer and Yoonshin Park: Pinions

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Friday, November 18th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, January 13th

Pinions: Jessica Ferrer and Yoonshin Park

Opening Reception: Friday November 18, 2022 5-8pm

On View November, 18 2022 – January 12, 2022
Location: Chicago Artists Coalition, 2130 W Fulton St Unit B, Chicago, IL 60612

Pinion refers to a binding gear and the outer edges of bird feathers. With this meaning in mind, Pinions is a duo exhibition by Jessica Ferrer and Yoonshin Park that considers the ways in which connectedness is constructed and margins materialized. Using book-objects, paper weavings, and abstraction, these artists assemble visual systems and create conditions for potentials through haptics and activations. How does one become aware and work with edges and bindings? How can somatic, sensorial, and meditative practices mark and measure these events? How does weaving and book-making translate these notions into tactile, non-static, and beautiful art objects and phenomenological events?

Join us for Pinions Artist Talk and Activations on Saturday, January 7, 2023 1-3pm.

Jessica Ferrer is an artist who explores tacit knowledge and meditation through drawing, sculpture, writing, and weaving. Ferrer’s most recent body of work untangles feelings of betweenness and rejoins them into sites of celebration and familial remembrance. She is a 2022-2023 HATCH Resident at Chicago Artists Coalition. Her work lives in the homes of friends, family, and acquaintances. It has also been shown in a few galleries and one library.

Yoonshin Park is a multimedia artist, curator, and educator working with sculptural papers, artist books, and installations. Her interest in the comprehensive process of papermaking and bookbinding caters her work to encompass various elements woven into complete objects. She often uses her experience as a foreign transplant to question space and its implications in defining one’s identity as the inspiration behind her work. Park is a current HATCH resident at Chicago Artists Coalition and an alumna of the Center Program at Hyde Park Art Center. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and reviewed by TimeOut Chicago and Sculpture Magazine. Park is represented by the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago.

John H. Guevara is a curator and art organizer raised and based in Chicago. They are currently the HATCH 22-23 Curatorial Resident at Chicago Artists Coalition and featured in Newcity’s Art 50 2022 list of Chicago’s top art workers and organizers. They founded and direct Chuquimarca, an art library project tasked to gather and share resources related to contemporary art and art histories.

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