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Bethann Parker

Almanac

November 3 - 27, 2021

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For The Year  12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

For The Year (SOLD)

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

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Open Pasture Gate  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas

Open Pasture Gate (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

 

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

Fish On The Line (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

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Song Of The Seasons  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

Song Of The Seasons (SOLD)

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Rise Key  16" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Rise Key (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Telling Hands  10" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Telling Hands

10" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Sequential Season  12" x 15"  Oil On Panel

Sequential Season

12" x 15"

Oil On Panel

Inquire
Shadow In A Landscape  16" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Shadow In A Landscape

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Eye Of The Canopy  24" x 30"  Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper And Wood

Eye Of The Canopy

24" x 30"

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

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Transit Times  12" x 15"  Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper And Wood On Panel

Transit Times (SOLD)

12" x 15"

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

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

Eclipse Of Memory (SOLD)

10" x 16"

Oil And Crayon On Panel

Inquire
At The Fountain Well  24" x 48"  Oil And Paste On Canvas

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

24" x 48"

Oil, Paste And Charcoal On Canvas

Inquire
A Building With Many Stories To Tell  48" x 48"  Oil And Raw Pigments On Panel

A Building With Many Stories To Tell

48" x 48"

Oil And Raw Pigments On Panel

Inquire
Budding Cathedral  8" x 10"  Oil And Marble On Canvas

Budding Cathedral

10" x 8"

Oil, Distemper And Marble On Canvas

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Augury In The Blue Hour  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Augury In The Blue Hour

16" x 20"

Oil And Thread On Linen

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A Hard Rain  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

A Hard Rain

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
House With Lite Erosion  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

House With Lite Erosion

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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Of The Heavens 8" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Of The Heavens

8" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Set Key  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Set Key

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
High Tide  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas

High Tide

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
The Cathedrals Of Pastures  36" x 48"  Oil On Canvas

The Cathedrals Of Pastures

48" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Split Rails And Burning Bridges  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Split Rails And Burning Bridges

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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

Assumption Before The Rise (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Inquire
Sniper On The Court  10" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Sniper On The Court

10" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

Inquire
Spray Rope For Winter Hope  10" x 15"  Oil And Marble On Panel

Spray Rope For Winter Hope

15" x 10"

Oil And Marble On Panel

Inquire
For The Year  12" x 14"  Oil On Panel

For The Year (SOLD)

12" x 14"

Oil On Panel

Open Pasture Gate  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas

Open Pasture Gate (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

 

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

Fish On The Line (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

Song Of The Seasons  30" x 40"  Oil On Canvas

Song Of The Seasons (SOLD)

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

Rise Key  16" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Rise Key (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

Telling Hands  10" x 14"  Oil On Linen

Telling Hands

10" x 14"

Oil On Linen

Sequential Season  12" x 15"  Oil On Panel

Sequential Season

12" x 15"

Oil On Panel

Shadow In A Landscape  16" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Shadow In A Landscape

20" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

Eye Of The Canopy  24" x 30"  Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper And Wood

Eye Of The Canopy

24" x 30"

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

Transit Times  12" x 15"  Oil, Marble, Raw Pigment, Paper And Wood On Panel

Transit Times (SOLD)

12" x 15"

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

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

Eclipse Of Memory (SOLD)

10" x 16"

Oil And Crayon On Panel

At The Fountain Well  24" x 48"  Oil And Paste On Canvas

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

24" x 48"

Oil, Paste And Charcoal On Canvas

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

A Building With Many Stories To Tell

48" x 48"

Oil And Raw Pigments On Panel

Budding Cathedral  8" x 10"  Oil And Marble On Canvas

Budding Cathedral

10" x 8"

Oil, Distemper And Marble On Canvas

Augury In The Blue Hour  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Augury In The Blue Hour

16" x 20"

Oil And Thread On Linen

A Hard Rain  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

A Hard Rain

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

House With Lite Erosion  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

House With Lite Erosion

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Of The Heavens 8" x 10"  Oil On Linen

Of The Heavens

8" x 10"

Oil On Linen

Set Key  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Set Key

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

High Tide  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas

High Tide

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

The Cathedrals Of Pastures  36" x 48"  Oil On Canvas

The Cathedrals Of Pastures

48" x 36"

Oil On Canvas

Split Rails And Burning Bridges  16" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Split Rails And Burning Bridges

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

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

Assumption Before The Rise (SOLD)

16" x 20"

Oil On Linen

Sniper On The Court  10" x 20"  Oil On Canvas

Sniper On The Court

10" x 20"

Oil On Canvas

Spray Rope For Winter Hope  10" x 15"  Oil And Marble On Panel

Spray Rope For Winter Hope

15" x 10"

Oil And Marble On Panel

Artist Statement

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.

 

 

Artist Statement 2

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

 

 

Artist Bio

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.

Artist Center Image

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

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