CURRENT EXHIBIT

SCOTTIE PARSONS

SELECTED WORKS FROM THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

January 12 - February 9 , 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 6 - 8 p.m.


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Shibeli River from
    Dwelling Game Series, Oil on canvas, 1987

Shibeli River from Dwelling Game Series, Oil on canvas, 1987


Selected works from the estate of acclaimed Texas artist Scottie Parsons will be on display January 12-February 9, 2013, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The show will feature Parsons' signature abstract paintings, which address notions of space, time, and the sublime via color interaction and subtle texture and layering.

Scottie Parsons I approach each painting with the idea that the canvas represents a field, a space in which to explore by means of color, shape and line, some meaningful form that speaks to the infinity of space, time and celebrates that mysterious quality of our lives.

Parsons' paintings employ simple visual elements to deconstruct then rebuild the pictureplane, transforming it into a multidimensional environment of interactive shapes and textures. Bold swaths of pigment define planar segments that fuse with wisps of color and lines to form deep, ethereal layers. These complex gradations overlap and parallel one another to seemingly infinite depths. As the elements emerge and recede, they travel through the space, alluding to the passage of time. And time, the fourth dimension, often played an integral part in Parsons' quest to transcend our corporeal existence through visual means. Scottie Parsons

Parsons' work emits an unmistakable energy via a complex amalgamation of color, layering,and texture. The pieces often include obscure text as well-a technique that adds additional texture, as well as a human element to the otherwise nonrepresentational paintings. Overall, the work inspires a feeling of physical and spiritual infinity, evoking 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 regarded Texas artist, Scottie Parsons made art for more than four decades. She exhibited work throughout Texas and the Southwest, including shows in Fort Worth and Dallas, Wichita Falls, Austin, and Santa Fe. Her many honors included the 2001 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Fain College of Fine Arts at Midwestern State University; the 1997 Wichita Falls Art Scottie Parsons 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 was 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 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 - 5:00pm
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

 JOHN HOLT SMITH - INFINITE BLOOM: November 30, 2012 - January 5, 2013

 BOB "DADDY - O" WADE - COWGIRLS & CRITTERS: October 26 - November 24, 2012

 JOHN FRASER & OTIS JONES - RECESS & RELIEF plus NEW PAINTINGS: September 8 - October 19, 2012

 VARIOUS ARTISTS - HIGH VOLTAGE: June 23- August 4, 2012

 MARK SMITH - THE EARTH BELOW: May 5 - June 16, 2012

 JEFF MUELLER / HARMONY PADGETT - R * A * V * E * L: March 24 - April 28, 2012

 STEVE MURPHY - February 18 - March 17, 2012

 LUTHER SMITH - WHERE I LIVE:PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE NORTH TEXAS LANDSCAPE : January 14 - February 11, 2012

 ROBERT MCAN - IMPLIED LANDSCAPES: December 2, 2011 - January 7, 2012

 JOACHIM KERSTEN - OPEN SKY: October 22 - November 23, 2011

 KRIS COX - CONSTRUCTED PAINTINGS: September 10- October 15, 2011

 JOHN HOLT SMITH - HARMONY PADGETT - ALLURE: THE POWER OF SUBTLE ATTRACTION: June 25 - August 6, 2011

 DALTON MARONEY - REMOTE ACCESS: May 7 - June 11, 2011

 BERND HAUSSMANN - THE SPACE IN BETWEEN: WORKS FROM THE SERIES MOUNTAINS AND OCEANS: March 26 - April 30, 2011

 JEFF KELLAR, JAMES MARSHALL, BRIAN MOORE - EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS: February 12 - March 19, 2011

 CAROL BENSON - NEW PAINTINGS: December 2, 2010 - January 15, 2011

 KEVIN TOLMAN - Transcendent Abstraction: October 23 - November 27, 2010

 RICHARD THOMPSON - NEW LANDSCAPES: HORIZONS AND PRAIRIES: September 11, 2010 - October 16, 2010

 GALLERY ARTISTS - SIZZLE: June 26 - September 4, 2010

 CECIL TOUCHON - THE NEW BEAUTIFUL: March 27, 2010 - April 24, 2010

 RANDALL REID - IN TIMES PAST: January 30, 2010 - March 13, 2010

 BILLY HASSELL - TANGLE: December 4, 2009 - January 23, 2010

 SCOTTIE PARSONS - PIECES OF SPACE: October 24 -November 28, 2009

 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
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