Exploring Inner and Outer Space: The Art of Anne Eaton Parker
For more than five decades Anne Eaton Parker has created paintings which evoke a sense of human drama. Many of her canvases are relentless in their satiric depictions of social conventions and mores; others allude to the myths, archetypes, and ceremonies of our common Western heritage. Her paintings, along with a collection of sculptures, capture the ordinary and the fanciful, the solitary and the collective, the pathos and promise of humanity.
Throughout her career, the themes of love and loss have taken center stage. These works are shimmering depictions of life at its most joyous and most poignant moments. In contrast to these intimate portraits are the irascible portraits of monarchs and capitalists. These works are visceral depictions of power. Colonialism and the military-industrial complex are wittily skewered. Astronauts, manned rockets, weightlessness, and the tantalizing possibility of existing in outer space became subjects for artistic investigation following the Apollo moon landing.
The dramatic content of the paintings is heightened by Parker’s masterful use of paint. In her signature technique, veils of color flow across the canvas creating space and light. A full range of facile brush strokes are used to articulate form. Elements of collage and other media contribute to the panache of the work.
I invite each visitor to enter the intellectual and sensuous world of Anne Eaton Parker—to delight in her puckish sense of humor, to be touched by her vision, and to marvel at the range of her artistic achievement.
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Location: Center Gallery