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Jenny Parsons is an urban landscape painter working mostly in oil on canvas and chalk pastel. |
For Parsons a landscape painting is a place for the eye and mind to play, where the experience of the landscape and the act of painting hold equal importance.
Her work shows a fascination with vertical objects on the landscape: trees, buildings, lampposts and other structures; as well as the "drawings" on the land created by roads, paths and other demarcations. These elements suggest and in fact replace a human presence. The visual conversation between horizontal and vertical, mass and detail, solidity and fragility further explore the human relationship to the land.
Upcoming exhibitions:Emerging Painters: The Graduate Show. Turbine Art Fair, Newtown, Johannesburg. 16 - 19 July 2015.
Cape of Good Hope - group exhibition. 99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop Street, Cape Town. 5 - 29 August 2015.
Kingdom - group exhibition. Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Stellenbosch district. 5 September - 1 November 2015.
Work currently on display:
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