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The quiet before the storm

Before the reception began, I took photos of the space and my work on the walls.
It’s a quick visual tour.

In front of the entry-
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Roses and Vampire Diary Knife & tomato-
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first wall-
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second wall-
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third wall-
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Fourth and home-
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Thirsty, and me with 20/60

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I had a great night, and the folks at OCAF are wonderful. A class act.

Tonight! OCAF solo show. Paintings #15, 16 & 17

20/60 Self Portrait, 20×24″
The artist will be present and, if it’s cool enough, wearing this coat. Say howdy, if you are so inclined .Relativity series

Death Takes A Holiday, 24×30″
Sometimes Death is not the enemy, it’s a servant in disguise. Who else opens the door wide enough for the next generation? Relativity series

Clothe the Naked, 24X30
One of the corporal works of mercy and the painting that led me down the dark country road of figurative work. Corporal Works of Mercy series

Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings by Virginia Parker

Artist reception next Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8pm
OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565

Tomorrow night, artist reception 6-8pm

 
Tomato & Vampire Diaries Knife, 10×10″

I love to paint knives and tomatoes. This time I went with a box cutter borrowed from a nice grip on the Vampire Diaries crew. South of Eden series
Tomato & Macpherson Sgian Dubh, 16×20″
  Tomatoes and a sgian dubh, ceremonial Scottish dirk graciously offered by my Scottish host, on the ledge of a Georgian house Edinburgh. South of Eden series

 

Bitter, 18×24
My relationship with sugar is …complicated. South of Eden series 
 Sweet, 18×24″ 

A nostalgic look at cherished sources of sweetness. South of Eden series
 Corn & Consequences, 14×18
A comment on the profit-driven practices of corporate agricultural and the connection to obesity and diabetes. South of Eden series
 

Spin, 24×24
Transforming heavily subsidized corn into a plethora of products. South of Eden series

 
 

 

Solo Show this Friday, paintings #7 & #8

San Marco Savanarola Chair, 30×40″

The persistence of art over intolerance. Savonarola convinced Botticelli to burn his paintings, yet people still come to see Fra Angelica’s frescos in San Marco monastery. On the Road series

Blood & Knavery II, 16×20″                  

 

  These obsolete and abandoned tools of writers suggest the porous border between extinction and evolution. Metamorphosis series                                          

Solo show, Paintings #5 & #6


El Cap Swing, 30×30″ What does faith looks like? Big wall climber swings out over Yosemite valley on a rope. Behind him the Cathedral Spires formation, with the Central Pillars of Frenzy climbing route. Relativity Series

 Hambidge Harrow, 16×20, Inadvertent sculpture, a harrow rusted solid from disuse. South of Eden series

Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings by Virginia Parker
Artist reception next Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8pm
OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565


Solo show Oct 7, paintings #3 & #4


King of Hearts, 16×20″  They’re called Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for  reason. Relativity series

Gene Pool Roulette, 18×24″  The DNA that buoys one person up, may drag another under. Beware the ancestral undertow. Relativity series

Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings by Virginia Parker
Artist reception next Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8pm
OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565

Solo Show Oct 7th, painting #2

Gripland, 20×24″
The natural habitat of the film set; a forest of C-stand, flags, scrims, and apple boxes. Relativity series

Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings by Virginia Parker
Artist reception next Friday, Oct. 7, 6-8pm
OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565

 

Solo show and, yes, of course you are invited!

WHAT: Origins and Derivations, a solo show of paintings
WHO: by Virginia Parker 

WHEN: Artist reception next FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 6-8pm
WHERE: OCAF Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
34 School Road, Watkinsville, Ga, 30677
706-789-4565
ocaf.com

THIRSTY  20×20” oil/canvas
Conceived during Georgia’s drought, the meretricious beauty of disposable plastic water bottles. South of Eden series
This week before the show, I’ll be posting images of the paintings and a sentence or two about them.

OCAF space and light

Unloaded paintings at the old school house which houses the OCAF galleries. Fantastic light, high ceilings, old wooden floors – just a great space.
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Leaned the work against the wall in the order we carried it in and it looked as random as confetti after a parade.
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Since this show combines previous series with new works, it has the look of cousins at a family reunion – each person is an individual, yet you can definitely see the family resemblance.

Half an hour later, the remarkable Charles Warnock had placed the paintings in juxtapositions that made gorgeous visual sense. It was like watching a magician pull a rabbit out of your own hat.
I’ll take photos on the night of the reception of each wall. What a transformation! It was like handing the man apples and a a bag of flour and getting back a Tarte Tatin.
I’m writing brief captions for each painting this weekend. Thrilled all over again that I was asked to do this. Thank you, OCAF!