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On View: November 2 – 27, 2016
First Friday: November 4, 5-9 PM
3rd Street Gallery presents Abstraction and Reimagined Reality, two solo exhibitions featuring Jean Plough and Conny Parsons. United by their choice of media, these two artists diverge in execution, with Plough presenting colorful abstract work and Parsons exhibiting realistically rendered but imaginatively rearranged subjects.
Jean Plough is a pure abstractionist whose goal in painting is to have no goal, that is to paint and not be attached to the outcome. Deliberately nonrepresentational, she bars reality from her work, preferring to use the subconscious to guide her. With a spontaneous gestural application, she adds paints to a series of canvases at one time, layering on multiple veils of color and textured areas in an intuitive manner. Plough describes that the way she works “scatters space into the various components, allowing a new perspective.”
Conny Parsons is presenting a series of large oil paintings featuring realistically rendered objects such as birds, furniture, and plants and settings such as the sea, a forest, or a room. Her process in painting these works involved letting the objects call forth the various settings or alternatively the settings call forth the objects to be placed within them to create an integrated piece with a somewhat surreal sensibility. Indoor settings can host outdoor objects and vice versa, giving rise to a new narrative between objects and interior or exterior spaces.