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Bethann Parker

Almanac

November 3 - 27, 2021

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A Building With Many Stories To Tell, 48" x 48"

A Building With Many Stories To Tell

48" x 48"

Oil And Raw Pigments On Panel

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Assumption Before The Rise (SOLD), 16" x 20"

Assumption Before The Rise (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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At The Fountain Well (Signs Plant Tall Crops) (SOLD), 24" x 48"

At The Fountain Well (Signs Plant Tall Crops) (SOLD)

24" x 48"

Oil, Paste And Charcoal On Canvas

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Augury In The Blue Hour, 16" x 20"

Augury In The Blue Hour

16" x 20"

Oil And Thread On Linen

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Budding Cathedral (SOLD), 10" x 8"

Budding Cathedral (SOLD)

10" x 8"

Oil, Distemper And Marble On Canvas

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Eye Of The Canopy, 24" x 30"

Eye Of The Canopy

24" x 30"

Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper, Thread And Beads On Canvas

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Eclipse Of Memory (SOLD), 10" x 16"

Eclipse Of Memory (SOLD)

10" x 16"

Oil And Crayon On Panel

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Fish On The Line (SOLD), 10" x 10"

Fish On The Line (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

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For The Year (SOLD), 12" x 14"

For The Year (SOLD)

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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High Tide, 10" x 10"

High Tide

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

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House With Lite Erosion, 16" x 20"

House With Lite Erosion

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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Of The Heavens, 8" x 10"

Of The Heavens

8" x 10"

Oil On Linen

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Open Pasture Gate (SOLD), 10" x 10"

Open Pasture Gate (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

 

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Sequential Season, 12" x 15"

Sequential Season

12" x 15"

Oil On Panel

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Set Key, 16" x 20"

Set Key

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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Shadow In A Landscape, 20" x 16"

Shadow In A Landscape

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Sniper On The Court, 10" x 20"

Sniper On The Court

10" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

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Song Of The Seasons (SOLD), 30" x 40"

Song Of The Seasons (SOLD)

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

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Split Rails And Burning Bridges, 16" x 20"

Split Rails And Burning Bridges

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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Spray Rope For Winter Hope, 15" x 10"

Spray Rope For Winter Hope

15" x 10"

Oil And Marble On Panel

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Telling Hands, 10" x 14"

Telling Hands

10" x 14"

Oil On Linen

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The Cathedrals Of Pastures, 48" x 36"

The Cathedrals Of Pastures

48" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

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Transit Times (SOLD), 12" x 15"

Transit Times (SOLD)

12" x 15"

Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper And Wood On Panel

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A Building With Many Stories To Tell, 48" x 48"

A Building With Many Stories To Tell

48" x 48"

Oil And Raw Pigments On Panel

SHOP

Assumption Before The Rise (SOLD), 16" x 20"

Assumption Before The Rise (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

At The Fountain Well (Signs Plant Tall Crops) (SOLD), 24" x 48"

At The Fountain Well (Signs Plant Tall Crops) (SOLD)

24" x 48"

Oil, Paste And Charcoal On Canvas

Augury In The Blue Hour, 16" x 20"

Augury In The Blue Hour

16" x 20"

Oil And Thread On Linen

SHOP

Budding Cathedral (SOLD), 10" x 8"

Budding Cathedral (SOLD)

10" x 8"

Oil, Distemper And Marble On Canvas

Eye Of The Canopy, 24" x 30"

Eye Of The Canopy

24" x 30"

Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper, Thread And Beads On Canvas

SHOP

Eclipse Of Memory (SOLD), 10" x 16"

Eclipse Of Memory (SOLD)

10" x 16"

Oil And Crayon On Panel

Fish On The Line (SOLD), 10" x 10"

Fish On The Line (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

For The Year (SOLD), 12" x 14"

For The Year (SOLD)

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

High Tide, 10" x 10"

High Tide

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

SHOP

House With Lite Erosion, 16" x 20"

House With Lite Erosion

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

SHOP

Of The Heavens, 8" x 10"

Of The Heavens

8" x 10"

Oil On Linen

SHOP

Open Pasture Gate (SOLD), 10" x 10"

Open Pasture Gate (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

 

Sequential Season, 12" x 15"

Sequential Season

12" x 15"

Oil On Panel

SHOP

Set Key, 16" x 20"

Set Key

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

SHOP

Shadow In A Landscape, 20" x 16"

Shadow In A Landscape

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

SHOP

Sniper On The Court, 10" x 20"

Sniper On The Court

10" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

SHOP

Song Of The Seasons (SOLD), 30" x 40"

Song Of The Seasons (SOLD)

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

Split Rails And Burning Bridges, 16" x 20"

Split Rails And Burning Bridges

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

SHOP

Spray Rope For Winter Hope, 15" x 10"

Spray Rope For Winter Hope

15" x 10"

Oil And Marble On Panel

SHOP

Telling Hands, 10" x 14"

Telling Hands

10" x 14"

Oil On Linen

SHOP

The Cathedrals Of Pastures, 48" x 36"

The Cathedrals Of Pastures

48" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

SHOP

Transit Times (SOLD), 12" x 15"

Transit Times (SOLD)

12" x 15"

Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper And Wood On Panel

Fish On The Line, 10" x 10", Oil On Canvas

Fish On The Line, 10" x 10", Oil On Canvas

Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to present Almanac, a series of oil paintings charting the phases and places of artist Bethann Parker’s visual mind.

 

An almanac records past celestial observations to forecast future environmental conditions. Similarly, Parker delineates her thoughts and emotions through the act of painting which helps her to predict and understand oncoming shifts in her mood. Parker’s painted “forecasts” offer sensuous and chromatic windows into her subconscious. It is through the process of looking both forward and backward that Parker’s perspectives become charged with tradition and foresight. Her imagery is conjured through memory, dreams, and imagination, and she explores the mind’s potential through a combination of both observation and fabrication. Rich in texture, the surfaces act as sculptural sundials, casting shadows and marking time.

Guided by intuition and curiosity, Parker utilizes ruggedly tactile paint to build up layers that depict her conscious and unconscious memories. At times, the paintings are dominated by rich surface-texture, color, and strokes that conceal a nameable subject. Only slowly do the colorful marks reveal objects like figures, animals, beds, and elements of the landscape. The results can be interpreted as domestic and spiritual narratives that reference her experience of rural living.

 

 

Eclipse Of Memory, 10" x 16", Oil And Crayon On Panel

Eclipse Of Memory, 10" x 16", Oil And Crayon On Panel

 

 

Assumption Before The Rise, 16" x 20", Oil On Linen

Assumption Before The Rise, 16" x 20", Oil On Linen

Bethann Parker (b. 1984) runs a homestead in the mountains of northeast Appalachia that is rooted in traditional living. There, she tends a studio practice with interdisciplinary research and material experimentation provided by the land. Parker considers herself a midwife to the myriad forms and formats of her art.

She received a BFA and Certificate of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a Certificate from the Barnes Foundation. She was the recipient of The Fred and Naomi Hazel Art Scholarship, The Richard Von. Hess Travel Scholarship and twice awarded Venture Fund Grant for large project proposals. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and the Voice of America. Almanac is Parker’s first solo show at Gross McCleaf Gallery.

A Building With Many Stories To Tell, 48" x 48", Oil And Raw Pigments On Canvas

A Building With Many Stories To Tell, 48" x 48", Oil And Raw Pigments On Canvas

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