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Parlor - G. Gibson Gallery


New work in oil, sumi and ceramic.  This sampling of work is based on the idea of the Parlor.

Parlor or Parlour derives from the Old French word parloir or parler ("to speak"), and entered English around the turn of the 13th century.  As the parlour was the room in which the larger world encountered the private sphere of middle class life, the family's face to the world, it was invariably the best room in the home. The parlour frequently displayed a family's best furnishingsworks of art and other status symbols. (from Wikipedia)

This new work encounters some of this feeling of a parlor both as a greeting place and the idea of middle class.  My work has always been interested in how art intersects with social class.  The objects in this work reference art history and craft history and myself as maker and translation of seeing and making.

Earlier Event: April 18
Island Cases
Later Event: July 30
Out of Sight