CURRENT EXHIBIT

SCOTTIE PARSONS

PIECES OF SPACE


October 24 -November 28, 2009

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, October 24, 2009 6 - 8 p.m.


GO TO ARTIST'S GALLERY - SCOTTIE PARSONS

The Rune Marker, 2009; oil on canvas; 52 x 43
SCOTTIE PARSONS
The Rune Marker, 2009
Oil On Canvas
52 x 43 inches

Pieces of Space, an exhibition of works by Texas artist Scottie Parsons, will be on display October 24-November 28 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibition will feature more than a dozen new oil paintings showcasing Parsons' signature abstraction, which employs color, texture, and intense layering to address notions of space, time, and the sublime.

Scottie ParsonsParsons uses color as her principal vehicle of expression, deconstructing the picture plane and transforming it into a multidimensional environment of interactive shapes and textures. Bold swaths of pigment define planar segments, even as they fuse with subtle wisps of color to form ethereal layers. These complex gradations overlap and parallel one another to seemingly unending depths. The elements continually emerge and recede as they travel through the space-a journey that also reveals the passage of time. And because it is considered the "fourth dimension," time is integral in the artist's quest to transcend our nominal existence through visual means.

Parsons' intricate process is exemplified in The Rune Marker, which emits an unmistakable energy via vivid colors, subtle layering, and overt textures. The outermost shapes and lines connote a geometric or architectural border, while the central region pulsates with warm color layers and a series of handmade marks, penned by the artist. These elements of writing serve to suggest intense movement while providing a history of the artist's hand moving through space and time. Parsons often includes obscure text on her canvases-a technique that adds additional visual texture, as well as a human element to the nonrepresentational work.

By rigorously examining planes of color and their relationships to one another on the canvas, Parsons strives to inspire a feeling of the infinite-both physical and spiritual-and to evoke a sense of the human essence "beyond everyday life." Each piece creates its own indefinable atmosphere, inviting the viewer to enter, explore, and experience the sublime.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
A highly recognized Texas artist, Scottie Parsons has been making art for more Scottie Parsons than four decades. She has exhibited work throughout Texas and the Southwest, including shows in Fort Worth and Dallas, Wichita Falls, Austin, and Santa Fe. Her many honors include the 2001 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Fain College of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University; the 1997 Wichita Falls Art Association Peoples' Choice Award; and recognition by the Women's Hall of Fame of North Texas for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts in 1988. She has been featured on the cover of the Massachusetts Review and in Who's Who of American Women, in addition to various other publications.

Parsons' work may be found in private collections around the world, including those of Neiman Marcus stores across the United States; the Hallmark Collection; Verizon; Las Vegas' Palazzo Hotel; Santa Fe's Rancho Encatado Resort; and the Venetian Hotel in Macau, China.

Scottie Parsons earned a bachelor's degree in art education from Midwestern State University, and went on to complete graduate-level work at Midwestern State and SMU. She has also studied with noted contemporary artists Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn, Nancy Graves, Nathan Oliveira, and Joan Snyder.


ABOUT THE GALLERY

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.

GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday through Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
and by appointment

Please contact Pam or Bill Campbell at wcca@flash.net or at 817-737-9566 for more information.


Previous Exhibitions

 J.T. GRANT - THE SIN EATER & THE ANCHORITE: September 5 - October 17, 2009

 SEVAN MELIKYAN, JEFF MUELLER, and SHAWN WALLIS - Acumen: June 20- August 15, 2009

 JUDY YOUNGBLOOD & CLIFF GARTEN - NEW WORKS: May - June, 2009

 OTIS JONES - NEW WORKS: February 14, 2009 - March 21, 2009

 BENITO HUERTA - GRAND ILLUSION: January 10, 2009 - February 7, 2009

 MARK SMITH - IN SEARCH OF MEMORY: December 5, 2008- January 3, 2009

 STEPHEN DALY - Drawings & Sculpture: OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 29, 2008

 ROBERT McAN - Identity Theory: September 6 - October 11, 2008

 GALLERY ARTISTS - Recent Works: June 21 - August 23, 2008

 KEN DIXON - SACRED LANDSCAPES: May 10 - June 14, 2008

 JULIE LAZARUS - ABSTRACTED REFLECTIONS: March 29 - May 3, 2008

 BOB WADE - GUSHERS + MORE: FEB. 16 - MAR. 22, 2008

 TOM HOLLENBACK - ACRYLIC & STEEL: NOV. 30, 2007 - JAN. 6, 2008

 JAKE GILSON - WALL RELIEFS & WORKS ON PAPER: OCT. 19 - NOV. 24, 2007

 JANE HELSLANDER - FIELD PRESENCE: SEPT. 8 - OCT. 13, 2007

 SUMMER MIX - Works from artists represented by the gallery: June 30th - August 4th, 2007

 THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF TEXAS - Photographs Celebrate Texas Nature: May 12th - June 23rd, 2007

 JOACHIM KERSTEN - DIGITALIS PURPUREA: March 31 - May 5, 2007

 JANUS-STYLE NEW YEAR'S EXHIBITION - Looking Forward / Looking Back: January 19 - February 28, 2007

 NEW AND EMERGING TEXAS TALENT - Show Offs II: December 1, 2006 - January 13, 2007

 BERND HAUSSMANN - RECOLLECT: October 21 - November 25, 2006

 DALTON MARONEY - CROSSINGS: September 9 - October 14, 2006

 GROUP EXHIBITION - MAN-I-FEST: June 24 - August 5, 2006

 PATRICK KELLY - I Want Eye Candy: May 13 - June 11, 2006

 CAROL BENSON - ATTACHMENTS: April 1 - April 30, 2006

 CECIL TOUCHON - VISUAL POETRY: February 18 - March 26, 2006

 RANDALL REID & STEVE MURPHY - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: December 2, 2005 – January 14, 2006,

 RICHARD THOMPSON - Mindful Wading: October 22 – November 26, 2005

 JOHN HOLT SMITH - Work by Tarrant County artists: June 25 – August 6, 2005

 JOURNEYS: PUBLIC & PRIVATE - SEQUENCE: THE LIGHT WE REMEMBER TO SEE, FOR BILL: September 10 - October 15, 2005

 KEVIN TOLMAN - PAINTINGS + DRAWINGS: May 14 – June 18, 2005

 SEVAN MELIKYAN - ‘AFTER’ SERIES II: April 2 – May 2, 2005

 A FOCUSED VISION - Group Exhibition: February 11 – March 26, 2005

 SCOTTIE PARSONS - NEW PAINTINGS: December 3, 2004 – January 8, 2005

 J.T. GRANT - BÊTE NOIRE: September 18 – October 23, 2004

 SURFACE - Group Exhibition: June 19 – September 4, 2004

 JUDY YOUNGBLOOD - NEW WORK: May 1 - June 5, 2004



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11:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday
and by appointment
 
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