Regional painter Lucinda Parker creates energetic paintings inspired by natural forms. This exhibition, titled Clouds, expands on an ongoing interest Parker has in the natural phenomena of weather, especially as it effects the Northwest where she has lived for over 40 years. Using the bold shapes, colors and gestural technique for which she is well known, she offers a painter’s perspective on the constantly shifting geography of the sky. Incorporating this subject matter, she works vigorously within the boundaries of abstraction while exploring formal issues of geometry and the relationship of foreground and background.
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 has been exhibited at numerous one-person shows throughout the West as well as in several exhibitions nationally, including the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Seattle Art Museum, the David Findlay Gallery and the Sue Ellen Haber Gallery, both in New York. The Portland Art Museum honored her with a mid-career retrospective in 1995, and the Boise Art Museum gave her a one-person exhibition in 2002. Parker’s work is well collected 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 Bellevue Towers, Bellevue, WA; Lower Columbia College, Longview WA; the Oregon Convention Center, Portland; Midland Library, Gresham; City Hall, Portland; and Southern Oregon University, Ashland.