CONVERGENCE by Colby Parsons

Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

 

Opens First Friday, April 4, 6:00-9:00pm with

A Conversation with the Artist about his work at 5:00pm

GALLERY HOURS:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1-5 pm
Thursdays 1-9 pm

Closed Sundays & Mondays

 

CONVERGENCE: a multimedia installation of video projections onto ceramic forms.

by Colby Parsons

 

 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT -COLBY PARSONS

All fine art could be seen as a convergence of thought and substance. The physical embodiment of an art object only has value if it triggers a meaningful response in the mind of the viewer. However this work brings that connection between composed material and the thoughts they trigger to the forefront of consideration. One of the ways we understand the things we perceive is to compare them to previous memories of similar things. That kind of associative connection is so commonplace that we are usually unaware of it, but it is really fundamental to our understanding of reality. When we see a sculpture representing something, it is automatic to think about the object it represents more so than the object it really is, and in turn to think of the identities and activities associated with it. This body of work examines that kind of associative relationship, but also deals with the relationship between sculptural materiality and the more ephemeral qualities of moving images and sound.

In making this work, I start by depicting fairly ordinary items from my own life using clay -- like small still-life studies in 3-D. For each tableau, I assemble a set of commonly available images and videos dealing with subject matter, choosing them based on my own personal associations with the objects, and then I edit them to specifically fit the forms of the finished clay sculptures.

The installation is made possible with assistance from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

 go more info on Colby Parsons, go to www.colbyparsonsart.com/

Gallery hours are:  T, W, F, S: 1-5pm and Th 1-9pm.  We are closed on Sun & Mon.