An established Northwest painter, Lucinda Parker creates energetic paintings inspired by natural forms. She stretches the boundaries of abstraction with expressive action while exploring formal issues of composition. For this exhibition Parker explores volumetric painterly forms that might be seen as abstract roses, land and seascapes and overflowing birdbaths. Working in a corporeal manner, she vigorously layers, pulls, drips and scrapes paint on the surface. Her distinctive color palette, dominated by yellows, greens and blacks, is thick and variegated. Also included will be a raft of little paintings constructing vistas out of circles, arcs, ellipses, triangles, and dripping strokes.
Originally from Boston, Lucinda Parker received a BA jointly from Reed College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She went on to receive a MFA from Pratt Institute, New York in 1968. Her work is well collected and exhibited throughout the Northwest. Major public collections include the Boise Art Museum, Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, the Portland Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum. Public projects include the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Midland Library, Gresham, City Hall, Portland, and Southern Oregon University, Ashland. In 1995, the Portland Art Museum honored her with a mid-career retrospective and in 2002 the Boise Art Museum gave her a one-person show.